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Workforce Development & ICAADA

ICAADA, Indiana addiction professionals and other addiction stakeholders are experiencing a flurry of activity and challenges in 2014 as we work for prevention and 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 healthcare, and scarce resources for prevention and the 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 is focusing its efforts on addressing these challenges during 2014.  The ICAADA Board of Directors began 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.

An issue often ignored is the lack of incentives or benefits for addiction professionals entering the field.  ICAADA and Mental Health America of Indiana (MHAI) along with other addiction stakeholders were successful in advocating for a loan forgiveness bill in the state legislature. HEA 1360 was passed by the Indiana House of Representatives and Senate and signed by the Governor and establishes a board to oversee a loan forgiveness program for addiction and mental health professionals.  While a small step, HEA1360 is groundbreaking legislation for addiction professionals. 

ICAADA has begun offering trainings on a monthly basis to meet some of Indiana’s workforce development needs and to address cutting edge issues in addiction.   2014 trainings already conducted include Telehealth (January), HIV/AIDS (February), Opioid Treatment and Recovery (March) and Buprenorphine Treatment (April).   We have a Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist training (MATS) scheduled for May 28-30 and encourage everyone to attend the Annual MHAI Symposium on June 13. The Symposium will feature an ICAADA member, Marti McGibbon CADAC II, as the luncheon keynote speaker and as well as an opioid addiction track.  Please check our website for more information and to register for trainings.  If you or your organization would like to sponsor a training, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 317-923-8800.

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


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When:   Saturday October 4, 2014 8-10pm
Where: Toby Theater in the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)
              4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Laff-aholics Comedy Benefit for Recovery is an annual event in Indianapolis that features nationally headlining comedians. All profits go to local facilities that provide transitional housing and access to treatment for recovering addicts and alcoholics.

Read more: Laff-aholics Comedy Benefit for Recovery

Where: East Indiana Treatment Center
  816 Rudolph Way
  Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025
When: November 5-7, 2014
Time: 8:30-9:00 AM Registration
  9:00 AM-4:30 PM Training
Cost: $250 ( ICAADA member price )
  $375 ( Includes ICAADA Membership )
Trainer: Jeff Quamme CAC, CCDP, MATS, CARC

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The Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist (MATS) Training and Certification includes a 35 hour distance learning component and a 2.5 day live training (November 5-7) followed by a written MATS Examination (November 7). ICAADA defines a Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist as a practitioner as who has demonstrated their knowledge and skills in the 4 MATS performance domains

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