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As ICAADA moves forward in 2014, we wish peace, progress and prosperity for ICAADA members, the treatment and recovery community, and addiction recovery stakeholders as well as those who struggle with addiction-related issues.

2013 was a year of national, state and local transitions for many addiction professionals and their organizations. The sign-up for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) began. The grandparenting timeline for Indiana addiction counselor licensure ended.  Local treatment programs reorganized, downsized and restructured in preparation for a changing economic and healthcare environment.  

2014 presents a number of challenges for those of us working for recovery: a prescription drug addiction epidemic, a growing heroin problem, special needs of critical populations, an aging addiction treatment workforce, a lack of addiction recovery community organizations, the integration of behavioral health with primary health care, and scarce resources for treatment of low-income clients.  New partnerships and collaborations will be required along with creative strategies to impact the opioid epidemic, workforce development, and emerging organizational demands.  

ICAADA will focus its efforts on addressing  these challenges during 2014.  The ICAADA Board of Directors will begin a strategic planning process in March to ensure that ICAADA will be effective in helping Indiana tackle these challenges as well as serving the needs of ICAADA members.  We encourage ICAADA members to engage in dialogue regarding our challenges and identify needs, resources and strategies to impact your concerns.  Please communicate your thoughts and ideas to myself (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-923-8800 ) or to any ICAADA Board member.

ICAADA will also begin offering trainings on a monthly basis to meet some of Indiana’s workforce development needs and to address cutting edge issues in addiction.   Trainings already scheduled include Telehealth (January 17), HIV/AIDS (February 21), and Opioid Treatment and Recovery (March 7).   Please check our website for more information and to register.  

Again, I would like to encourage you to engage with ICAADA as we address the challenges of 2014.  We need your leadership.                                                    


When:  May 28-30, 2014

Where:  MHAI Yellow Rose Building
               1441 North Delaware Street
               Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Time:      8:30-9:00 AM Registration
                9:00 AM-4:30 PM Training
Cost:     $250 (for ICAADA members)
               $375 (includes ICAADA membership)

The Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS) Training and Certification includes a 35 hour distance learning component  and a 2.5 day live training (May 28-30) followed by a written MATS Examination (May 30). ICAADA) defines a Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist as a practitioner as who has demonstrated their knowledge and skills in the 4 MATS performance domains identified in the MATS Job Task Analysis (JTA) & ICAADA MATS Candidate Guide (2008). In order to become MATS certified, a practitioner must possess a basic familiarity with the entire range of the 4 Performance Domains of a Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist:

    1. Pharmacotherapy Recovery
    2. Recovery Supports
    3. Education
    4. Professional Responsibility

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Read more: MATS Training and Certification

Buprenorphine Treatment: Training for Multidisciplinary Addiction Professionals

Buprenorphine Treatment: Training for Multidisciplinary Addiction Professionals is a six (6) hour training designed to increase the effectiveness of those who work with heroin and other opioid addicted clients. This training, developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), will focus on Suboxone Bottleenhancing participant understanding of Buprenorphine and its use in the treatment of opioid dependence. Participants will have the opportunity to examine the function and effects of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid addiction and the roles of multidisciplinary addiction professionals providing treatment and recovery support.

Where: The Yellow Rose, 1441 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis IN 46202 (US).
Date: April 25th, 2014
Time: 9:00 - 4:30 (registration opens at 8:30)

Instructor: Stan DeKemper

Cost:  $55 (ICAADA Members) | $75 (non-members)

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Read more: Buprenorphine Treatment