The Florida Behavioral Health Association, in affiliation with the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, is dedicated to offering a wide selection of member benefits. Each feature we select is designed to enable members to uphold exceptional professional services while also competitively positioning your company for the future. We encourage you to take an active role in your membership by utilizing the resources that are available to you through FBHA and 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.
FADAA’s website 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 Hospital Association 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.
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.
The FADAA career center 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
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
- HCI Books (10% off)
- US Journal Training Distance Learning and conference registrations (10% off)
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.