NAADAC은 알코올과 약물 남용 상담가들의 국제적인 협의체로서, 약물 문제에 관여하고 있는 전문 상담가들을 대표하기 위해 1972년 미국에서 창립되었습니다.
NAADAC은 모든 약물의존에 관련된 예방과 치료, 교육을 전문으로 다루는 카운슬러,교육자와 정신 건강요원들을 관리 육성하고 있는 전 세계적인 비영리 기관으로 약12.000명의 국제 회원으로 조직되어 있습니다.
NAADAC은 미국에 46개 주의 지부를 가지고 있으며 NAADAC 전문가들의 네트워크는 전 세계에 걸쳐 연결되어 있고 중독물질에 대한 예방과 중재, 치료를 30년 실무경험과 첨단의학적 견해를 조화시켜 실시하므로 수 많은 중독 환자들과 그 가족들을 돕고 있습니다.
한국나닥은 약물 & 알코올 중독에 관련된 국제적 기구의 시스템 도입을 통하여 선진 제도를 배우고이를 바탕으로 한국 실정에 맞게 정착시킴으로 중독물질(마약, 약물, 알코올)의존자들을 돕는 모든 Counselor들의 수준과 역량을 높이고 날로 늘어가는 알코올 중독 및 약물 의존자들을 구출하여 건강하게 살게하며 그로 말미암아 행복한 가정 밝은 사회를 만드는데 그 목적이 있습니다.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is the largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. With 10,000 members and forty-six state affiliates, NAADAC's network of addiction services professionals spans the United States and the world. NAADAC's members work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention quality treatment and recovery support.
"NAADAC is the premier global organization of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families, and communities." - NAADAC Vision Statement adopted 1998
Founded in 1972, as the National Association of Alcoholism Counselors and Trainers (NAACT), the organization's primary objective was to develop a field of professional counselors with professional qualifications and backgrounds. The organization evolved and became the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) in 1982, uniting professionals who worked for positive outcomes in alcohol and drug services. NAADAC's new name - NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals - reflects the increasing variety of addiction services professionals: counselors, administrators, social workers and others, who are active in counseling, prevention, intervention, treatment, education and research.
NAADAC's members provide services in a variety of settings: private and public treatment centers, hospitals, private practice and community-based behavioral health agencies.
Science has shown that addiction is a brain disease that responds well to treatment. Research is providing a better understanding of how drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other chemical substances affect the brain. NAADAC supports continued research and is a powerful advocate for policies improving the understanding of - and financial support for - prevention and treatment of addiction.
NAADAC promotes excellence in care by advocating for the highest quality and most up-to-date, science-based services for clients, families and communities. NAADAC does this by providing education, clinical training and certification. Among the organization's national certification programs are the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Tobacco Addiction Credential and the Masters Addiction Counselor designations. NAADAC has credentialed more than 15,000 counselors, playing an important role in sustaining quality health services and protecting the well being of the public.
"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." - NAADAC Mission Statement adopted 1998
Addiction is the number one public health issue in the United States today. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 22.2 million people aged 12 or older needed treatment for an alcohol or illicit drug problem in 2003. Of those 22.2 million people - almost 10% of the US population - only 1.2 million received treatment for their disorder.
NAADAC is working to make treatment by nationally certified counselors available to every person who needs it. Through government relations and advocacy, membership, 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 10,000 NAADAC members who are working to make a positive difference.