Over the past year, NAADAC has worked to cultivate new champions on Capitol Hill and raise the profile of key issues impacting the addiction workforce. This week, NAADAC proudly supported the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that honors the contributions of the profession and underlines the importance of increased access to evidence-based treatment for individuals with substance use disorders.
NAADAC is excited to announce that Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) have introduced a bipartisan resolution acknowledging the contributions of addiction professionals across the country who deliver quality, effective care to their patients and supporting evidenced-based care for those working to overcome addition.
We applaud Representatives Joyce and Ryan for their bipartisan efforts to introduce the resolution and appreciate their continuing effort to ensure access to the full range of SUD services.
“Our communities need and deserve access to the most effective treatment and recovery services available to meet the complex issues of substance use disorders,” said NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy. “This resolution acknowledges the key role addiction professionals play in delivering comprehensive care for individuals with addiction and substance use disorders. Recognizing the requisite knowledge, training, competencies, and credentials for delivering quality, effective substance use disorder counseling is critical in recruiting the next generation of addiction professionals. As the national professional association representing the interests of addiction counselors, educators, and addiction-focused health professionals, NAADAC proudly supports the resolution and commends its authors for their commitment to improving the nation’s treatment and recovery services for individuals, families and communities.”
NAADAC is proud to have been involved in the crafting of this resolution and is honored to be involved in recognizing the dedication and hard work of the 100,000 addiction-focused professionals across the country.