Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Moreno Tuohy previously served as the Executive Director of the Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Prior to this, she was the Program Director for Volunteers of America Western Washington where she served homeless individuals and persons living with the co-occurrence of poverty, substance use, and mental health disorders. In addition, for over 20 years she has been the administrator of multi-county and publicly funded alcohol, drug prevention, and intervention treatment centers specializing in services from prenatal care to serving the elderly. She has been a trainer in domestic violence, anger management, and conflict resolution for over 35 years, as well as an international, national, and state trainer of a variety of topics. Moreno Tuohy is a curriculum writer in subjects including addiction screening and evaluation, treatment planning and documentation, ethics, counseling methods, conflict resolution, co-occurring disorders, and medication assisted treatment and recovery. Her book Rein In Your Brain: From Impulsivity to Thoughtful Living in Recovery was released in May of 2014 with Hazelden Publishing. She also authored a NIDA SBIR on Conflict Resolution in Recovery and Relapse Prevention for counselors to use in the treatment of trauma, substance use disorders, and in recovery. She has served as NAADAC President, Certification Board Commissioner, International Chair, Treasurer, and Legislative Chair at NAADAC. Moreno Tuohy was awarded the Friend of NASADAD Award by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors in September of 2021 for her national work with the association.

Moreno Tuohy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with advanced studies in Social Work and Public Administration, as well as a certificate in Addiction Studies.



NAADAC is working to make treatment by nationally certified counselors available to every person who needs it. Through government relations and advocacymembership, a code of ethics and certification, NAADAC keeps you on the cutting edge of the addiction profession. NAADAC’s leaders and members are making a difference in the current discussion and perception of addiction issues. 



Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, was awarded the Friend of NASADAD Award by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD), a private, not-for-profit educational, scientific, and informational organization dedicated to fostering and supporting the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs.

The Friend of NASADAD Award is given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding service and leadership in the field of substance use disorders and especially in their partnership with state alcohol and drug agencies.



Rein in Your Brain:  From Impulsivity to Thoughtful Living in Recovery

NIDA SBIR on Conflict Resolution in Recovery and Relapse Prevention



NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

Founded in 1972, as the National Association of Alcoholism Counselors and Trainers (NAACT), the organization’s primary objective was to develop a field of professional counselors with professional qualifications and backgrounds. The organization evolved and became the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) in 1982, uniting professionals who worked for positive outcomes in alcohol and drug services. NAADAC’s new name – NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals – was adopted in 2001 and reflects the increasing variety of addiction services professionals: counselors, administrators, social workers and others, who are active in counseling, prevention, intervention, treatment, education and research.

NAADAC promotes excellence in care by advocating for the highest quality and most up-to-date, science-based services for clients, families and communities. NAADAC does this by providing education, clinical training and certification. Among the organization’s national certification programs are the National Certified Addiction Counselor, Nicotine Dependence Specialist credential and the Master Addiction Counselor designations. NAADAC has credentialed more than 21,000 counselors, playing an important role in sustaining quality health services and protecting the well-being of the public.




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Cynthia is an avid scrambler. Her most notable hikes have been climbing Snoqualmie Mountain, Cowboy Mountain, and Coleman’s Pinnacle on Mount Baker (in a blizzard!).