ALEF Accreditations: NAADAC

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) is a global organization representing more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC members specialize in addiction prevention, treatment and education, as well as recovery support, through 47 state and international affiliates. The organization’s stated goal is to help attend to the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities that have been affected by substance use disorder (SUD).

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals ensures the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities that have been affected by Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

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The History of NAADAC

NAADAC’s roots trace back to 1972. Back then the organization was known as the National Association of Alcoholism Counselors and Trainers (NAACT) and its primary objective was to help develop a field of professionals with expertise in alcoholism. As drug addiction became more and more widespread (and more and more expertise became required), the organization evolved into the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). In 2001, the organization became officially known as NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. To most addiction services professionals, it is called simply NAADAC.

How NAADAC Helps Fight Addiction

NAADAC helps fight addiction to drugs and alcohol by advocating for the highest quality and most up-to-date science- and evidence-based treatment services for clients, families and communities. To that end, the organization provides comprehensive education, clinical training and advance certification to health services professionals working in the field of addiction and recovery. To date NAADAC has credentialed over 21,000 addiction counselors around the world.

NAADAC wants to make available nationally-certified counselors to every person who needs addiction treatment. The organization also wants to ensure its thousands of members remain on the cutting edge of the addiction profession, and that NAADAC as a whole plays an important part in the discussion and perception of addiction issues, in every possible regard.

“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


ALEF is proud to be a part of the cutting-edge addiction treatment education, training and advocacy set forth by NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals. We’re even more proud to count numerous NAADAC members among our professional staff. Like NAADAC, we believe in the efficacy of science- and evidence-based addiction treatment, including Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), especially with regards to treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). And, like NAADAC, we also believe in the necessity of having highly-trained and eminently-qualified counselors to best effect such treatment. Addiction is a complex disease, and it requires just the sort of many-faceted approach advocated by NAADAC and employed by ALEF.

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NAADAC has been leading the fight against substance abuse since 1972. ALEF is proud to now be among its advance team of addiction treatment providers.

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