NAADACNational Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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Although there is variation in credentialing, addiction counseling credentialing boards affiliate with two main groups for the credentialing process: NAADAC and the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).
NAADAC administers several education and certification programs and offers both SAP qualification training and the SAP examination.
To support the desired improvements to the magazine, NAADAC realized it had to focus on increasing revenue - and to increase revenue a full-time sales effort was essential.
Several studies have documented that the education level of substance abuse counselors ranges widely, from high school diplomas or general equivalency diplomas to several years of graduate work (Banken & McGovern, 1992; Kolpack, 1992; NAADAC, 1990).
No one right now," says Shirley Beckett Mike11, who heads certification programs at NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals.
Page and Bailey (1995) compared competencies of counselors possessing a master's degree with competencies identified by the NAADAC as essential to addictions treatment.
This International Certification offers 16 Continuing Education Units from NAADAC.
Osborn, past president of NAADAC, The Association of Addiction Professionals and chair of the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC), to a meeting with members of the profession in South Dakota.
When asked, NAADAC indicated that they did not deal with many master's level people and declined an invitation for collaborative credentialing discussions.
The missing component was offering NAADAC CEU's, and Estes was able to provide that through The Addictions Academy.
In 2011 he was awarded the Lora Roe National Alcoholism and Drug Counselor of the Year award from NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals.