NAADAC is proud to announce that NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, has been awarded the Friend of NASADAD Award by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD), a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization dedicated to fostering and supporting the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs.
The Friend of NASADAD Award is given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in the field of substance use disorders and especially in their partnership with state alcohol and drug agencies.
“As a leader of NAADAC, Cynthia has played a critical role in educating the public about the disease [of addiction] itself, the hope treatment brings, and benefits of living a life in recovery,” said Doug Thomas, Utah SSA, Chair of the NASADAD Awards Committee. “As a counselor herself, Cynthia knows the first-hand challenges and rewards of providing direct care. In turn, she has dedicated her career to support our nation’s counselors, the backbone of our nation’s treatment system.”
Moreno Tuohy has spent her career training counselors on the latest innovations in addiction treatment. She has been an advocate for a variety of workforce issues, including loan forgiveness, scholarships, fellowships, improved salaries, and recruitment.
NAADAC celebrates our Executive Director and her accomplishments in the field of addiction. We thank NASADAD for recognizing our leader and the profound impact she has made on addiction professionals, the addiction profession, and those it serves.