Call Your Legislators Today – Save Parity & Stop Medicaid Cuts

NAADAC is calling on YOU to raise concerns about two major components of the bill

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Registration Open for 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice

NAADAC is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice taking place in Denver, Colorado on September 22-26, 2017.

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NAADAC Applauds the Passing of the 21st Century Cures Act

President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on Tuesday.

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Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, unveiled his office’s long-awaited report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, on November 17, 2016.

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Announcing NAADAC Executive Committee

NAADAC is proud to announce that the recently elected additions to the NAADAC Executive Committee have taken office.

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NAADAC's 2016 Annual Conference a Huge Success!

NAADAC's 2016 Annual Conference: Embracing Today, Empowering Tomorrow, held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN from October 7-11, 2016, was a huge success!

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NAADAC Announces 2016 Award Winners

As part of its National Addiction Professionals Day celebration, NAADAC honors its 2016 Award Winners. This year NAADAC will present awards to four outstanding individuals for their extraordinary service and contributions to the addiction profession and to one outstanding organization for its strong commitment to the addiction professional and to individual addiction professionals.

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NAADAC Celebrates National Addiction Professional Day

With addiction and recovery getting more national exposure than ever before, we pause on September 20, 2016 to celebrate vital players of the health system and continuum of care - addiction professionals. National Addiction Professionals Day will be celebrated on September 20, 2016, as part of National Recovery Month. Started by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals in 1992, the day was establised to commemorate the hard work that addiction professionals do on a daily basis. NAADAC is the largest membership organization for addiction-focused healthcare professionals and represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad.

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SAMHSA-NAADAC Workforce Development Activities for National Recovery Month

NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have joined forces to strengthen and build the substance use and mental health professional workforce by sponsoring two webinars that will focus on recruitment and retention in the addiction and mental health counselor workforce and four Workforce Forums for college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the substance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specializing in these disciplines.

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Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) Passes - Now We Need Funding!

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is excited and heartened by President Obama's signing of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (“CARA”) into law on July 22, 2016. While this is the first time in decades comprehensive addiction legislation has been enacted, NAADAC shares in the White House's disappointment that the proper funding was not included with the law. However, NAADAC has spent three years advocating for the passage of CARA with many partner organizations and views the passage of this act as a significant first legislative step to fight the opioid epidemic and strengthen prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.

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NAADAC & AAPA Present: 2016 Annual Alaska Training Institute, May 2-3

NAADAC and AAPA, the Alaska Addiction Professionals Association, are pleased to announce the Annual Training Institute on May 2 - 3, 2016 at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown in Anchorage, AK.

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NAADAC is Moving!

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is excited to announce that it is moving to 44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314 on April 8, 2016.

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NAADAC Applauds Senate Passage Of CARA

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, applauded the Senate’s approval of the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act (CARA).

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NAADAC Welcomes Appointment Of Dr. Kimberly Johnson To Serve As Director Of CSAT

NAADAC applauded the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Johnson to serve as the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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NAADAC & Orion Health Present: 2016 Annual Nebraska Behavioral Health Conference, May 31 – June 2

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, and Orion Health, in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), are proud to announce the 2016 Annual Nebraska Behavioral Health Conference: Success, Resiliency, and Recovery, to be held at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, NE May 31 – June 2.

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New NAADAC Member Benefit Announced: 50% Off ADAW Subscription

NAADAC is excited to announce a NEW NAADAC Member Benefit! NAADAC members can now get 50% off a print or digital subscription to Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly a weekly offering significant news and analysis of federal and state policy developments, private sector business developments, research findings, business news, and provider issues and innovations. To get the discount code, NAADAC members must into the Members Portal on the NAADAC website.

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2016 William L. White Student Scholarship Award Announced

NAADAC announces 2016 William L. White Student Scholarship Award to promote student addiction research contributions.

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NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors Now Accepting Applications for 2016-2017

The NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Applications will be accepted from December 15, 2015 to March 15, 2016.

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Nominations for NAADAC Executive Leadership Team Now Open - Due Jan 31st

Make a difference by nominating a passionate, skilled, and dedicated addiction professional for the NAADAC Executive Leadership team! Nominations are now open for the following Executive Committee and Regional Vice-President positions: President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice-President, Mid-South Regional Vice President, Northeast Regional Vice-President, and Northwest Regional Vice-President. Nominations are due by 5:00 pm EST on January 31, 2016.

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NCC AP Announces MAC Grandfather Credential Offer for a Limited Time

The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), a department of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is proud to announce an opportunity for all currently state credentialed/licensed addiction professionals to receive the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) national credential, based on their already demonstrated competence, skill, training, and experience. No testing necessary!

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NCC AP Announces NCAC I & NCAC II Grandfather Credential Offer for a Limited Time

The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), a department of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is proud to announce an opportunity for all currently state credentialed/licensed addiction professionals to receive, either the National Certified Addiction Counselor Level I (NCAC I) or the National Certified Addiction Counselor Level II national credential, based on their already demonstrated competence, skill, training, and experience. No testing necessary!

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NAADAC Endorses New Professional Liability Insurance Program by American Professional Agency, Inc.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is proud to endorse American Professional Agency, Inc. (APA, Inc.) as its exclusive provider to administer a professional liability program for addiction counselors who are NAADAC members. The latest in a suite of products developed specifically for mental health professionals, this program provides coverage that is tailored to the unique exposures faced by addiction counselors. Coverage is also available for NAADAC members who are nationally certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists, Associates working under supervision, Clinical Supervisors, Corporate Entities, and Students.

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New NAADAC Member Benefit: Free 6-Month Psychology Today Directory Listing

NAADAC is excited to announce it has partnered with Psychology Today to offer NAADAC members a FREE first-time listing in Psychology Today's Therapy Directory for six months ($180 value)!

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NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program Application Deadline Extended to May 31st

The application period for the 2015-2016 NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) has been extended to May 31, 2015. Eligible master’s level addiction/substance use disorder counseling students now have until May 31, 2015 to submit their NMFP-AC applications and supporting documentation to apply for a tuition stipend of up to $20,000 and NAADAC-provided training, education, and professional guidance for the 2015-2015 school year.

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Take Action: Support the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2015 on April 29th

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is joining together with Faces & Voices of Recovery, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Young People in Recovery, and others for a mass "Call-In" Day on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and needs your help in contacting your Senator(s) and/or Representatives!

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NAADAC Applauds Unanimous Confirmation of Michael Botticelli

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, congratulates Michael Botticelli and comments the U.S. Senate for their unanimous vote on June 9, 2015 to confirm him as the permanent Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

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NAADAC Co-Hosts National Recovery Month Kickoff Luncheon - Watch Live Webcast on Sept. 4th!

NAADAC, Young People in Recovery, and the Association of Recovery Schools, along with the official Recovery Month partner, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are inviting you to watch a LIVE webcast from Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET) for the 25th Anniversary Recovery Month Luncheon and video trilogy launch, Looking Back at Addiction, Looking Forward to Recovery.

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NAADAC Strongly Supports Nomination of Michael Botticelli to Permanent Drug Czar

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, strongly supports the nomination of Michael Botticelli by President Obama to serve as the permanent Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).

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NAADAC Opposes California Bill SB 570

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, expresses its strong opposition to the current version of SB 570 Advanced Alcohol and Drug Licensing Act, currently before the California Legislature.

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NAADAC Announces New Recovery to Practice Certificate Program

NAADAC is thrilled to add the Recovery to Practice Certificate to its Recovery to Practice Initiative, allowing addiction professionals to demonstrate to employers, third-party payers, and clients their advanced education in recovery-oriented concepts, skills, and practices.

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New Gambling Track Announced at NAADAC’s 2014 Annual Conference & 40th Anniversary Celebration

NAADAC and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling are pleased to announce a two-day gambling track from September 30 - October 1st at this year's 2014 Annual Conference & 40th Anniversary Celebration in Seattle, WA! Earn up to 14 Continuing Education (CE) hours for the Gambling Track alone or over 40 CEs for the whole conference!

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NAADAC Webinars Approved for CEs in Illinois

The Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) is the latest organization to accept NAADAC continuing education towards certification. All upcoming and on demand webinars are now approved continuing education by IAODAPCA, as well as NAADAC’s Substance Abuse Professional's U.S. DOT Alcohol and Drug Testing Regulation Qualification and Re-qualification Independent Study Course.

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NCC AP One-Time Test Acceptance Offer

The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), a department of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is proud to announce that, for a limited time, it is waiving its requirement that all national credential applications be submitted within four years of receiving a passing NCC AP test score. The NCC AP invites you to apply for the level of national credential you tested for when you obtained your state-issued credential/license, no matter how old your test score!

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Call for 2014 Nominations for NAADAC Executive Leadership positions - Deadline: Feb. 17, 2014

Make a difference by nominating a passionate, skilled and dedicated addiction professional for a NAADAC Executive Leadership position! Deadline for nomination submissions has been extended to February 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.

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Join or renew* your expired NAADAC membership in December and receive $20 off!

NAADAC is here for you -- As a NAADAC member, you not only reap personal and professional benefits, you strengthen the entire addiction profession and become a powerful advocate for your clients. There is strength in numbers and your support multiplies NAADAC's ability to shape public policy, provide education, and offer services to reflect the needs and concerns of addiction professionals.

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The Affordable Care Act: Health Insurance Marketplace

Providing Better Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Open Enrollment: Oct 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014

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NAADAC Endorses Positive Change in Federal Approach to Drug Sentencing

NAADAC Endorses Positive Change in Federal Approach to Drug Sentencing

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Sales Strong for NAADAC Conference

Sales Strong for NAADAC Conference

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Conference Partnerships Provide You With the Best Education

Collaboration and Learning are the Focus of the NAADAC National Conference

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NAADAC Releases Its 2013 Conference Schedule

Comprehensive Schedule Focused on the Educational Needs of Professionals

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NAADAC Announces 2013 Annual Conference Plenary Speakers

Innovative, Nationally Recognized Speakers Headline

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Putting Addiction, Health Reform and Workforce Issues on the Agenda

SAAS, TCA and NAADAC Join Forces to Address Addiction and Health Reform

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Certification Commission Announces New Fees and New Name

Certification Fees Adjusted for the First Time in Seven Years

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Raising Meth Addiction Awareness Through Film

Panel Addresses the Realities of Methamphetamine Addiction

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NAADAC, NCC AP and IC&RC Lead Addiction Profession Through Collaborative Activities

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New Initiative Helps Service Providers Prepare for Health Reform Implementation

BHBusiness Program Offers Virtual Learning Communities to Help Master Essential Business Operations

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Improving the Addiction Profession

NAADAC Outlines Eight Innovations to Improve the Addiction Profession

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NAADAC President Speaks Out on Newtown Tragedy

Richards: "Treatment builds more than just productive citizens. It strengthens families and in turn, our nation."

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Diversity Program Provides New Opportunities

Minority Fellowship Program Offers up to $20,000 in Support

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Seeking Young People in Recovery

Youth in Long-term Recovery Needed to Help With Outreach and Education

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New NAADAC Leadership Takes Over Nation's Largest Addiction-focused Professional Association

Talented Professionals From Around the Nation Take the Reins

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September 20 Celebrates Addiction Professionals

Contributions Recognized During Recovery Month

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NAADAC Kicks Off 2012 Recovery Month

NBA Star Relates His Path From Addiction to Recovery

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Sessions Aim to Bridge the Medical Model, Counseling and Hawaiian Traditional Healing

NAADAC Partnerships Lead to Hawaii Conferences

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NAADAC Award Winners Stand out for Their Accomplishments

Bolstad, Cosgriff and Hamilton Among Those Receiving Recognition

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NAADAC Awards 60 Scholarships to Annual Conference

Record Number of Applications for Assistance in 2012

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NAADAC Speaks out in Favor of Tamper-Resistant Technologies in Addictive Painkillers

Joins With National Lawmakers to Endorse Legislation

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Statement on The Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act

What the Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable Care Act Means for Addiction Professionals.

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Do Not Miss This Deadline

Scholarships for NAADAC Leading the Way Conference accepted until June 12.

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NAADAC Releases Leading the Way Conference Schedule

Prevention, Clinical Techniques, Special Populations and Education hit the Spotlight

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NAADAC Announces Leading the Way Plenary Speakers

Nationally Known Speakers Headline the Event

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Give This Logo a Makeover

The NAADAC Affiliate in Tennessee Wants Your Help!

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Parity has Been Passed, the Next Step is Implementation

Two Former Representatives Step up to Help Parity

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NAADAC Releases Details on Leading the Way Conference PDF

Affordable Access to the Nation's Leading Event for Addiction-Focused Professionals

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NAADAC Staffer Speaks on Alcohol Awareness Month

Shirley Beckett Mikell speaks with Joy Keys

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Michael Kemp Named Advocate of the Year

Wisconsin Professional has Logged a Dozen Years of Reaching out to Lawmakers

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Legislators to Address Addiction Professionals

Members of the House of Representatives to Discuss the Most Important Health Issue in America

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Chooper’s Guide Receives Preferred Vendor Status for Providing Addiction Treatment Resources

Mutual Collaboration to Raise Awareness of Alcohol and Drug Addiction as a Disease and to Facilitate Positive Outcomes for Individuals Seeking Treatment and Recovery

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NAADAC Recognizes National Legislator

Paul Tonko led the Fight to Protect Funding for People With Addictions

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Remembering Mel Schulstad

Former NAADAC President Left his Mark on the Profession

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NAADAC Re-Focuses Publications, Events on Members

NAADAC Ends Out-Sourcing of Annual Conference and Magazine

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Imagine Recovery Blends Music and Message

Artists Volunteer Their Time to Help Counselors in Need

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Diversity Program Provides New Opportunities

Minority Fellowship Program Offers up to $20,000 in Support

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Student Assistance Professionals Join NAADAC

Merger Focuses on Strengthening the Voice of Addiction-Focused Professionals

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Addiction Counselors Stand Against Medical Marijuana

Marijuana’s Harmful Impact Outweighs any Potential Benefits

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Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Leaders Join Forces for a Solution

Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Leaders Join Forces for a Solution

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NAADAC Provides Free Information Resource to Addiction-Focused Professionals

Up-To-Date Information Key to NAADAC Newsbrief

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NAADAC to Celebrate National Addiction Professionals Day

2011 Celebration Will Honor Professionals and Programs on September 20th

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New Accreditation Standard to Help Professionals

Addiction-focused Educators and Practitioners Join Together to Recognize Excellence

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NAADAC Award Winners Demonstrate Innovation, Excellence

The 2011 NAADAC Award Winners are Trailblazers in the Profession

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Orion Healthcare Technology Receives Preferred Vendor Status

Provides Electronic Health Records for Small, Large and State-wide Programs

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NAADAC Marks the Passing of Betty Ford

Former First Lady Key to the Public's Understanding of Addiction

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New Leaders Elected to the NAADAC Executive Board

New Leaders Bring Diverse Talents and Backgrounds to the NAADAC Leadership Team

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NAADAC Helps Members Reduce Healthcare Costs

New Partnership With the EBC Card Provides Member Discounts

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NAADAC Revises Its Professional Code of Ethics

Changes Address Assessment and Evaluation, Diversity of Clients

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