NAADAC Announces New Recovery to Practice Certificate Program


July 2, 2014

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is excited to announce a new Recovery to Practice Certificate Program. As part of the federal government’s efforts to promote recovery for all Americans affected by mental illness and/or addiction, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) announced its Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative in 2009 to hasten awareness, acceptance, and adoption of recovery-based practices in the delivery of addiction-related services.  

As a result, NAADAC developed a multi-level national Recovery to Practice training curriculum built on SAMHSA’s definition and fundamental components of recovery, including nine webinars, three articles in NAADAC's Advances in Addiction & Recovery magazine, a large collection of electronic print resources, inclusion of recovery-oriented test questions into certification test banks, and informational sessions at the NAADAC annual conference and other state affiliate events. NAADAC is thrilled to now add the Recovery to Practice Certificate, allowing addiction professionals to demonstrate to employers, third-party payers, and clients their advanced education in recovery-oriented concepts, skills, and practices.    

To qualify for the Certificate, addiction practitioners must provide documentation of 30 contact hours of continuing education from a NAADAC-approved list of on-demand webinars, complete an application, and submit payment. The continuing education must consist of the nine Recovery to Practice webinars (15.5 hours), plus 14.5 hours or more of “flexible coursework” to be selected from a designated list of webinars on over 20 different topics.  All webinars are available on-demand and can be completed from home or the office.  

For more information, please visit or contact NAADAC by email at or phone at 800.548.0497.    For more information on the Recovery to Practice Initiative, please visit

Posted by Jessica Gleason at 10:22 AM
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