BHG Receives Approved Education Provider Status

Dallas, TX

Michael Cannizzaro, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced that BHG has received authorization from NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, to grant continuing education credits for its learning and development programs to its licensed drug abuse counselors. The NAADAC Approved Education Provider program highlights BHG’s commitment to quality education and dedication to excellence.

The NAADAC Approved Education Provider status identifies BHG’s internal learning and development programs as meeting stringent, nationally approved standards of education developed for the drug abuse counseling field. “As a private provider of opioid addiction treatment services, this authorization as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider represents a significant effort by our Learning and Development department to provide high-quality, relevant, and applicable training programs for our staff; and demonstrates our commitment to drive continuous improvement in all we do,” added James Draudt, BHG President and Chief Operating Officer.

Chance Spiker, BHG’s Director of Learning and Development, said, “We strive to ensure that our professional staff of licensed addiction counselors are provided consistent, reliable and quality learning experiences that will benefit not only our internal team members, but the patients and communities we serve. This authorization from NAADAC ensures that the continuing education credits provided by BHG to its team members will be accepted toward national credentialing by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals as well as many individual state licensing/credentialing bodies. This is a significant accomplishment for BHG and we are proud to be recognized by NAADAC for our efforts.”

BHG expects to begin providing continuing education hours to its team members beginning in October.

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