Massachusetts Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors,Inc.
36 Pleasant Hill Avenue Mattapan, Massachusetts 02126
March 7, 2001
April is Alcohol Awareness Month ~ We Welcome Kattie Portis
MAADAC joins MOAR in welcoming Kattie Portis -City of Boston, Substance Abuse Policy Advisor to The Mayor, Focus: Joining the City of Boston to Expand Addiction Recovery Awareness, Wednesday, April 4th, 3:30 PM, Atrium II, Faulkner Hospital. CEU’s, coffee, cookies, discounted parking validation, A Faulkner gift!
NAADAC Annual Conference----Portland, Oregon, May 23rd- 26th- Don’t miss it!
Features: CSAT’s Westley Clark, MD~ David Mee-Lee, MD~Stephanie Covington~
Terry Tafoya, and electrifying opportunities. Call NAADAC : !-800-548-0497.
Wellstone (D-MN) and Congressman Jim Ramstad, (R-MN) were joined today by
Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) and a bipartisan group of members in both
chambers, to take important first steps to ending the outdated U.S. drug
policies of the 1990's by introducing
legislation that would offer addiction treatment benefits in
the same manner as all other medical and surgical conditions currently
covered under private health plans. (Join Together Direct- March 25, 2001)
President’s Budget Proposal Sets Aside $2.1B For Anti-Drug Efforts
President Bush proposes $2.1 billion total for substance-abuse treatment and prevention services and interdiction in his 2002 budget plan. (SA Funding News March, 2001)
Child Protection/Alcohol & Drug Partnership Act
Four Republican U.S. senators are planning to reintroduce a bill that would provide five-year grants to states, counties and cities to would encourage municipalities to adopt all-inclusive programs for protecting children while parents undergo addiction treatment. Cosponsors: Sens. Michael DeWine (R-Ohio), Christopher Dodd(D-Conn.), John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine). (JTO Direct-March 28, 2001)
Measure would Repeal Financial-Aid Ban
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has introduced a bill that would repeal the 1998 Higher Education Act provision that prohibits students convicted of drug-related charges from receiving financial aid. ( SA Funding News- March 13, 2001)
The Public Health Council meeting is scheduled to deliberate the final CORI regulations on Tuesday, April 24th, DPH, 250 Washington St. Boston, 10:00 AM. On January 19th, over 160 oral and written testimony were given against the current projected CORI regulation! The Executive Office of Health and Human Services makes final decision.
The regulation process calls for a Department of Public Health Council Hearing review. Pending outcome, two regional public hearings are scheduled.
hLADC Classification and Requirements – Capsule Interpretation
LADC I –Masters Behavioral Science- 270 Hours of Alcohol and Drug Ed - 6000
(3 years DPH approved full time work experience), 300 practicum hours,
LADC II- 270 Hours of Alcohol and Drug Ed - 6000 hours
(3 years supervised full time work experience), 300 practicum hours,
LADM- (M=Manager), 20 Hours of approved continuing education, 16,000
hours (8 years supervised fulltime work experience)*, no practicum
hours, *Less work experience may be substituted with more education.
LADCA- (A=Assistant)10 Hours of approved continuing education, 2,000 hours
(1 year supervised fulltime work experience), no practicum hours
Note: All require exam.
hLADC Special Credentialing (Grandparenting) Criteria-Capsule
The Special Credentialing Process will waive only the exam criteria for one year, from
date of the LADC regulation. LADCI must have met the masters degree criteria or be
enrolled in a masters program. LADC II requires no degree. DPH approved alcohol
and drug counselor certification is one way of having met the other required criteria.
FYI about The LADC,
hThe LADC title may only be used by persons, who will have experienced the
Department of Public Health, authorized licensure process, and not a work requirement
MAADAC Initiated: H2191 An Act Authorizing Certain Licensed Alcohol and
Drug Counselors To Receive Certain Insurance Payments
See Fact Sheet
Please Help: Ask your elected rep or senator for H2191 support and it be forwarded to
Insurance Committee Chairs, Sen. Therese Murray and Rep. Ronald Mariano.
Send letters to The State House, Boston, MA 02133. Call legislators, 617-722-2000.
Other Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Advocacy for You:
S763/H2544 An Act to Provide Equitable Coverage for Substance Abuse, Alert!
Insurance Committee Hearing Scheduled, April 2, 11 Am-Room 254, State House Info: David Matteodo, MA Association of Behavioral Health Systems, 617-855-3520.
H3364 A Treatment Diversion Act, expansion eligibility for treatment diversion under the 1981 Drug Dependent Persons Act. Call: Rob Stewart, 617-330-8777.
S611 A Health Protection Fund- taxes alcohol, funds treatment- Rep Marian Walsh
BSAS Line Item 4512-0200 enhancement by $2,000,000 for women’s treatment services. Effort developed by SA Budget Coalition. Call: MHSACM, 508-647-8385
Salary Increase for Counselors and Supervisors, Call: MHSACM, 508-647-8385
Removal of TANF and Food Stamp Disqualification for Persons with Drug
Felony Info: Call MA Law Reform Institute: 617-357-0700.
See you April 4&May 5 – Recovery Month Plans - Maryanne Frangules, 617-298-1262