Advancing within the Addiction Profession

NAADAC is here for you!  As stated in our mission statement, NAADAC is dedicated to providing the professional development tools and resources necessary for you to thrive within the addiction profession.

"NAADAC's Mission is to lead, unify and empower addiction-focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research."

Professional development refers to the acquisition of skills and knowledge both for personal development and for career advancement. NAADAC provides addiction professionals nationally-standardized certification, education, and clinical training to obtain the skills, qualifications, and experience that allow you to make progress in your career.

Through government relations and advocacy, membership, a code of ethics and certification, NAADAC keeps you on the cutting edge of the addiction profession. NAADAC's leaders and members are making a difference in the current discussion and perception of addiction issues. Join the nationwide network of NAADAC members who are working to make a positive difference. See below to browse resources.

A Recruiting and Hiring Manual for Addictions Professionals


Minority Recruitment for the 21st Century: An Environmental Scan


Supporting Our Greatest Resource: Addressing Substance Use, Misuse and Relapse in the Addiction Treatment Workforce

Strategies for Strengthening Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Systems: Provider Networks and Impact on the Workforce

SAMHSA-NAADAC Addiction Professional Education & Career Ladder

Strengthening Professional Identity - Challenges of the Addictions Treatment Workforce