NAADAC’s 2022 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration Was a Huge Success!

On October 7 - 12, 2022, hundreds of nationally recognized speakers, NAADAC and NCC AP leadership, and addiction professionals from across the globe gathered at the JW Marriott Indianapolis for the NAADAC 2022 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration! 

NAADAC 2022 Annual Conference & 50th Anniversary Celebration attendees included NAADAC members, addiction professionals from across the country, nationally recognized speakers, exhibitors, and international addiction professional representatives. This six-day event included full-day pre-conference and post-conference sessions, daily plenary sessions with keynote speakers, 60 breakout sessions, poster presentations, a two-day Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) Qualification/Requalification course, and special events. Attendees received up-to-date information from the top industry experts on the latest trends, practices, and critical issues that impact addiction professionals, networked with fellow addiction professionals and exhibitors from across the country, and had fun!

This year’s conference featured special events, including a NAADAC Education and Research Foundation (NERF) live auction and a 50th Anniversary Celebratory Awards Luncheon. Musician John McAndrew performed during the closing keynote session and at the NAADAC Education and Research Foundation (NERF) live auction, which was enjoyed by all and brought in a significant amount of money for the non-profit foundation. This year’s NAADAC Awards and President’s awards were presented to the respective recipients at the 50th Anniversary Celebratory Awards Luncheon, sponsored by Indiana Center for Recovery. To learn more about this year’s award winners, please visit

NAADAC would like to extend its warm gratitude to our impressive lineup of featured speakers, Kyle Brewer, BS, PRPS, James "Kansas" Cafferty, LMFT, NCAAC, MAC, John Cates, MA, LCDC, Wilson M. Compton, MD, MPE, Tian Dayton, PhD, Robert L. DuPont, MD, Jerry A. Jenkins, MEd, LADAC, MAC, Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LAC, MAC, SAP, Amer Kaissi, PhD, Honesty Liller, CPRS, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Aaron Norton, PhD, Yngvild K. Olsen, MD, MPH, Gerard J. Schmidt, MA, LPC, MAC, Marvin D. Seppala, MD, Helen "Skip" Skipper, Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, and William White!

Attendees enjoyed networking with over 80 exhibitors in the full and energizing exhibit hall. Exhibitors included representatives from recovery houses, telehealth organizations, recovery support groups, universities, national and federal organizations, hospitals, and more! We want to thank all of our wonderful exhibitors for coming to Indianapolis and meeting with our attendees.

NAADAC would also like to thank our sponsors and partners for their generous support. This year’s sponsors include platinum sponsors Indiana Center For Recovery, Relay Health, Inc., and Sigmund Software, gold sponsors Impact Wellness Network, Kipu Health, MHAI Stanley W Dekemper Training Institute, Mindfulness Academy for Addiction and Trauma Training LLC, Recovery Centers of America, Capella University, and Strategic Education, Inc., silver sponsors Allendale Treatment/Fort Wayne Recovery, Aware Recovery Care, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Streamline Healthcare, Bronze Sponsors MARR Addiction Treatment Center, Multicultural Development Institute, Inc., NBCC and Affiliates, Inc., Walden University, and Wellbridge, and sponsors AbbVie, Antioch University, Avive la Vie, AZZLY, Crossroads, Honey Lake Clinic, Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Pretaa, Inc., St. Joseph's Addiction Treatment & Recovery Centers, The McShin Foundation, University of Indianapolis College or Applied Behavioral Sciences, and University of Utah College of Social Work.

This year’s partners included the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD), American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC), Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP), the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC), International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education (INCASE), National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA), NBCC Foundation, Treatment Communities of America (TCA), National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), National Council on Wellbeing, and Walden University.

NAADAC is looking forward to the NAADAC 2023 Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado on October 6-11, 2023.  

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NAADAC's members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members, and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families, and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

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