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February 3, 2016

The Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MBSACC), in conjunction with the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS), is pleased to offer a new certification for Recovery Coaches: The CARC (Certified Addiction Recovery Coach).

The Exam Waiver period began on January 1, 2016 and will continue through June 30, 2018. During this time, qualified recovery coaches will be eligible to apply for certification without taking the IC&RC exam. Beginning on July 1, 2018, anyone seeking this certification will need to pass the exam.

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January 22, 2016

The New England Institute of Addiction Studies has a long history of presenting intensive courses conducted by outstanding faculty. Our planning committee, comprised of representatives from each of the six New England states, has been building our 2016 program based on identified regional priorities. We welcome submissions from potential faculty to teach at the 2016 New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, which will take place at Worcester State University in Worcester, Massachusetts from June 6 - 9, 2016. 

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December 17, 2015

On December 15, 2015, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals announced the opening of the 2nd cohort of the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) for master’s level students in the last year of a graduate program with an addiction/substance use disorder program or track.

At least 36 students who commit to working with the needs of transition age youth and/or racial and ethnic minorities post-graduation will be provided tuition stipends of up to $20,000 per student, training, and mentorship.

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November 12, 2015

During the past summer, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Regional Administrators led behavioral health workforce meetings for each of SAMHSA’s 10 regions. Massachusetts state leadership participated in the Region 1 meeting in August 2015.

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November 4, 2015

November 4, 2015 - Governor Baker announced the launch of a new campaign aimed at ending the stigma against people suffering from addiction.

The stigma of drug misuse keeps people from seeking treatment. Words like “junkie,” “addict” and “druggie” can hurt, damaging self-image and standing in the way of recovery. Addiction is not a choice. It’s a chronic disease similar to diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. 

Get the facts and embrace a community that needs our support. Join us as we make Massachusetts a #StateWithoutStigMA.

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October 14, 2015

JOB SEEKERS and RECRUITMENT/HR DIRECTORS:

The Careers of Substance website now has a Job Board specifically for Substance Use and Addictions-related positions in Massachusetts (and surrounding states).

There are three ways to get to the Board:

1. At the top of your screen, click the "Jobs" tab in the blue bar

2. A little lower down, hover over “Advance Your Career” and choose “Job Postings

3. Choose "search job postings" in the white "I want to..." card on the home page

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September 28, 2015

People with long term recovery and their friends and loved ones are needed to contribute their stories to this campaign!

Check out the flyer for more information, and contact Judi Haber at 617-558-6850 if you are interested in participating.

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