FADAA is dedicated to offering an assorted selection of benefits chosen to enable members to uphold exceptional quality and professional client services while competitively positioning their agencies for the future. We encourage you to take an active role in your membership by utilizing the resources that are available to you through FADAA.
The Insider electronic newsletter keeps agency executives and decision-makers well-informed with bi-weekly announcements about policies, events, critical meetings, and people affecting the substance abuse field so that you can make informed decisions in the management of your programs. In addition, the Insider shares information about funding opportunities, research findings and other "best practice" initiatives.
The inTouch quarterly newsletter for individual members delivers electronic updates designed to increase awareness about significant issues, trends and opportunities that affect professionals in the addiction field. Members also receive FADAA news, professional development opportunities and networking information.
FADAA’s website, www.fadaa.org, disseminates a wealth of information for professionals and consumers affiliated with substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services including online directories for treatment providers, professional development opportunities and job postings.
Members receive periodic legislative Legislative Alert emails providing updates on state and federal public policy activities that impact the substance abuse field. A Legislative Alert may direct you to take action to express your concerns and requests to the administrative and/or legislative branches.
In addition, special emails announcing upcoming webinars, workshops, conferences and other training events and activities are broadcasted to all members to facilitate widespread knowledge of FADAA ongoing efforts to provide our substance abuse professionals with the tools and information they need.
FADAA Research Booklets, available for a nominal fee, highlights the dynamics of addiction, the effectiveness of treatment and the costs offsets of treatment to the workplace, healthcare, criminal justice and child welfare system.
Full individual members receive a subscription to Counselor, The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. Counselor Magazine, the official magazine of FADAA, is a national, peer-reviewed bi-monthly publication that features in-depth articles written by the top experts in the addiction treatment field. In addition, each issue of Counselor Magazine features several columns – On the Web, Research to Practice, Professional Development and Alternative Therapies – that deliver practical and useful advice to addiction professionals. Readers can also earn continuing education units by completing the quizzes included in each issue.
FADAA recognizes knowledge and professionalism is the key to providing quality service. A wide variety of web-based and on-site training events and conferences designed and delivered to enhance the skills of substance abuse, mental health and criminal justice professionals.
FADAA partners with organizations such as the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Council for Community Mental Health and Florida Partners in Crisis to offer statewide conferences, workshops and other on-site meetings as well as webinars. Recent topics include electronic health records, Medicaid, high visibility enforcement strategies to reduce underage drinking, healthcare reform, detox issues, evidence-based practice fidelity, process improvement, trauma informed care and empowering youth along with bullying and suicide prevention.
The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Florida Council for Community Mental Health Annual Conference is widely recognized as Florida’s premier training event for the substance abuse and mental health field bringing together over 1,000 professionals and nationally recognized presenters.
Many conference and workshop speakers provide presentations and handouts to FADAA to post online. Members can view these materials in the Conference Archive as well as download it to share with their peers.
OnDemand grants instant access to webinars and supplementary documents addressing evidence-based practices, continuous quality improvements and a variety of treatment and prevention topics. Continuing education units for select topics are available.
FADAA Job Board
The FADAA Job Board is an online listing of Florida employment opportunities in the behavioral health field specifically in substance abuse and mental health.
FADAA Resource Center
For the past ten years, FADAA has served as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) RADAR Center responsible for dissemination of prevention and treatment resources. The FADAA Resource Center maintains a comprehensive collection of alcohol and other drug information from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) and other sources. FADAA also has access to a network of state and national resources and organizations to assist in advancing the skills and expertise of Florida’s addiction and mental health professionals.
Services currently available through the FADAA Resource Center include:
- Free alcohol and other drug information from NCADI
- Free research services to assist in accessing publication, reports, statistics and other substance abuse, mental health and prevention information
- Readily available materials and treatment referrals by telephone and via the FADAA website.
- Just the Facts informational sheets on topics such as Motivational Enhancement, Substance Related Illnesses, Mobilizing Communities to Action and Co-Occurring Disorders
Electronic Document Storage and Retrieval
Chronosolutions Technology Consulting, Inc. is registering and training agencies to use the secure electronic document storage and retrieval system, DocVault. This type of electronic document storage and retrieval system is suggested due to the 2011 approval of SB1366 which authorizes private-sector entities to establish Internet-based data warehouses and archives for maintenance of specified records of substance abuse and mental health providers. The software allows providers to post core documents (annual audit, board of directors, by-laws, policies and procedures, etc.) to a document vault.
Food, Paper and Supplies Cost Reduction Program
Strategic Purchasing Services (SPS) offers FADAA agency members the Buyer’s Edge cost reduction purchasing program to reduce the purchasing cost of all food, paper, operating supplies, chemicals and kitchen equipment. SPS is a 17-year-old purchasing consulting firm which brings its expertise free of charge to FADAA member agencies. SPS can show you how to maintain quality and save money when it comes to purchasing food and supplies.
In 2010, FADAA announced a partnership with STERLING Reference Laboratories to offer agency members an excellent source of competitively priced low-cost quality drug testing on both instant devices and laboratory based analyses. SRL, licensed in Florida and many other jurisdictions, is a full-service, industry leading, nationally renowned, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration certified toxicology laboratory testing for drugs of abuse. Over ninety percent of SRL’s customers are treatment providers, criminal justice programs and healthcare institutions.
In order to help lower business expenses, FADAA offers member only benefits on a variety of services such as:
- Registration, exhibits and advertisements for the annual conference and select training events (up to 10% off)
- Webinars, workshops, and other continuing education opportunities
- DocVault software
- Drug testing
- Food, Paper, and Supplies Reduction Program
- HCI Books (10% off)
- US Journal Training Distance Learning and conference registrations (10% off)
- All A Board, Inc. wholesale furniture
- Complimentary Experience Modifier Analysis via Brown & Brown Insurance to help reduce workers’ compensation insurance premiums
Promotional and Networking Opportunities
Increase your exposure by sponsoring a conference, workshop, board of directors’ luncheon or other networking programs presented by FADAA. Throughout the year members are notified about opportunities to sponsor, exhibit and advertise at special venues enabling them to promote products and services of interest to the substance abuse and mental health field.
An online agency directory provides members with a way to network with their colleagues and allows consumers to obtain referrals. In addition, vendors can offer special incentive programs for fellow FADAA members and their employees giving participants the chance to save money on operational expenses.
FADAA members and partners are encouraged to submit timely press releases, announcements and other informative articles or frequently asked questions to be printed in the Insider and/or inTouch e-newsletters.
Saluting the Best in the Industry
FADAA Awards of Excellence
The Awards of Excellence was designed to reward individuals for their dedication and professionalism in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention. Each year FADAA requests nominations of your peers deserving special recognition. Anyone in the industry may nominate a candidate for an award, however the nominee must be a FADAA member.
Any agency, in good standing with FADAA, licensed by the State of Florida as a hospital or a provider of alcohol or drug abuse prevention, education, intervention and treatment services.
Any organization, in good standing with FADAA, not licensed by the State of Florida to provide alcohol and drug abuse services, but concerned with alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation treatment, intervention, education and prevention services.
A community coalition, in good standing with FADAA, concerned with alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation treatment, intervention, education and prevention services is eligible for membership benefits.
Network Managing Entity
The administrative/management entity for a service provider network and in good standing with FADAA is eligible for membership benefits.
Any organization, in good standing with FADAA, not licensed to provide direct treatment, intervention or prevention services. This category is designed for companies that provide services/products to individuals and agencies working in the field of substance abuse (e.g., insurance companies, software companies, institutional furniture sales companies).
Any individual, in good standing with FADAA, with a vested interest in substance treatment, intervention or prevention.
Any professional employee affiliated with a Full Agency member, in good standing with FADAA, with a vested interest in substance treatment, intervention or prevention.
July 1 – June 30
Invest in the Future
Become an active member of FADAA, and invest in the future of quality substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services. Position yourself as a leader in your community by uniting with peers and informing others about the critical need for proper funding and understanding of the addiction field. Use this opportunity to get involved and invest in the future.