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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

Founded in 1972 as the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, NAADAC was created as a professional association to represent the interests and concerns of substance abuse counselors. Since then, NAADAC has evolved as an organization addressing the needs of professionals who are active in prevention, intervention, treatment, and education. The professionals filling these roles have expanded to include the increasing number of tobacco, gambling, and other addiction professionals.

The mission of NAADAC is to lead, unify, and empower addiction-focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development, and research. With this mission and a new name, NAADAC—the Association for Addiction Professionals has become the largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators, and other health care professionals. There ...

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