Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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Scope of Practice: The practice of a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) consists of the Twelve Core Functions, including screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, report and record keeping, consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services, and referral to treat addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse.

Who May Apply? This credential is designed for applicants with a high school diploma or equivalent, associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or graduate degree that does not meet the requirements for the Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS).

*CSAC name changed to Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) 1/1/2020

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There is scholarship money available for the exam fee through the Governor’s Institute.  More information can be found on their website.