NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, exists to lead, unify and empower addiction focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.” – NAADAC Mission Statement adopted 1998

Peer Recovery Support Specialists are individuals who are in recovery from substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders.  Their life experiences and recovery allow them to provide recovery support in such way that others can benefit from their experiences.

The purpose of the experiential-based National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist Credential is to standardize the knowledge and competency of peer support to individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

The NAADAC/NCC AP Peer Recovery Support Specialist Code of Ethics outlines basic values and principles of peer recovery support practice.

NAADAC Institute continuing education is designed to match your needs and your schedule. Earn Continuing Education (CE) credits from your home, online or face-to-face. Renew your professional license/certification. Earn your degree.

GCCC provides experience verification and appropriate exams to ensure that governments and other employers are hiring and utilizing the most qualified professionals to improve the likelihood of positive outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

As part of the Colombo Plan and its Drug Advisory Programme’s Mission, the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification (GCCC) has the same vision of a world where everyone has access to quality services that promote health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. For details click:

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