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Educational Enhancement CASAC Online helps you learn or refresh your addiction counseling

knowledge and skills to significantly impact the populations you’ll serve.

We aim to offer a wide range of affordable, top-notch distance learning courses.

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earn recertification hours, enhance your clinical skills, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in addiction treatment.

 

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OASAS and NAADAC Substance Use Counseling Courses

This page houses our extensive list of approved addiction counseling courses for Initial CASAC, CASAC Renewal, and NAADAC Education Provider. We are sure you’ll find what you’ll need. If not, email us so that we can sort you out.

EECO helps you learn or refresh your addiction counseling knowledge and skills to significantly impact the populations you’ll serve. We aim to offer a wide range of affordable, top-notch distance learning courses. We want to give individuals the opportunity to obtain certifications, earn recertification hours, enhance their clinical skills, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends in addiction treatment. So, you can count on us for all your learning needs in the addiction treatment field!

Our online addiction counselor courses provide high-quality, affordable education and training in the comfort of your home, favorite cafe, or anywhere you choose to study. 

Once you purchase your training, you’ll receive an email with your access code, log in, and begin. Your courses are available 24/7, and all educational materials are provided with your purchase—no hidden fees. You’ll receive your certificate of completion once you complete the training and the final assessment. 

Individual CASAC Sections

OASAS approved CASAC section 1 includes 6 addiction counselor courses for this drug counselor section.

CASAC Section 1

85 clock hours related to knowledge of alcohol and substance use disorders and diagnosis. The disease concept. Pharmacology and the physical aspects of addiction on the brain and body.  Signs, symptoms, and signals, and…

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$1150.00

OASAS approved CASAC section 2 includes 8 addiction counselor courses for this drug counselor section.

CASAC SECTION 2

150 clock hours related to Alcohol and Substance Use Counseling includes foundational counseling skills for individual and group sessions, cultural competence, and much more.

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 $1950.00

OASAS approved CASAC section 3 includes 4 addiction counselor courses for this drug counselor section.

CASAC SECTION 3

70 clock hours related to Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Treatment Planning, Case Management, Patient, Family, and Community Education, and much more.

 

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$950.00

OASAS approved CASAC section 4 includes 5 addiction counselor courses for this drug counselor section.

CASAC SECTION 4

45 clock hours related to Professional Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making and 2 clock hours on Child Abuse, Neglect and Mandated Reporting; Client-Counselor Relationships, Professional Development; and Counselor Wellness.

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$600.00

Individual Courses for NYS CASAC & CASAC Renewal Online

The distance learning OASAS-approved courses below can be used for your initial CASAC 350 hours or towards your 60-hour CASAC re-credentialing process.

All Addiction Counselor Course offerings include using a payment plan with AfterPay at Checkout. 

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Basic Knowledge

In this addiction counselor course, you’ll be introduced to the history and evolution of substance use, diagnosis, and treatment; the effects of ATOD ingestion on the brain and body; the signs and symptoms of substance use, including intoxication, tolerance, and withdrawal; and the physical, psychological, and pharmacological effects of alcohol and substance use. space space space

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27 Credit Hours Initial CASAC; CASAC Renewal

$350.00

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Overview of Addiction

This addiction counselor course will discuss the terms and concepts related to theory, research, practice, and faith-based treatment approaches. The basic concepts of social, political, economic, and cultural systems impact drug-taking activity. The continuum of substance use services, prevention, treatment, recovery, and relevant levels of interventions and care; The Developmental Stages of Recovery.

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28 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC Renewal)

$364.00

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Diversity of Interventions & Treatment Approaches

After you’ve completed this training program, you will have an overview of specific treatment approaches, such as Detox, Inpatient, Outpatient, and Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Medication-supported recovery (methadone and buprenorphine), Prevention and education, Sober living, and Harm reduction; and federal block grant funding.

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14 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & Renewal)

$182.00

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Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria

In this course, you will be introduced to the screening and assessment tools that help addiction counselors collect the diagnostic criteria used to determine whether a person has a substance use disorder and its severity. We will discuss various diagnostic tools used in determining SUD, including but not limited to the current DSM-5, the ICD standards, the ASI, and many more.

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6 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$80.00

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Knowledge of the 12 Steps and Mutual Aid

This course will uncover the historical overview of the self-help movement, present-day functioning, and the use of self-help and other recovery options as support systems for maintaining a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle through twelve-step fellowships. We will also identify other mutual aid fellowships, such as SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery, and other sober fellowships.

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4 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$55.00

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Toxicology Testing / Screening

After you’ve completed this training program, you will understand why toxicology testing is called the science of addiction treatment. The course introduces the basic concepts of toxicology screening options, limitations, and legal implications, reporting language, toxicology myths, the meaning of toxicology reports, the devices, and other creative ways to beat the drug test.

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3 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$45.00

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Foundational Counseling Skills

This CASAC training course will explore what counseling is, who is a counselor, and what is known about changing behavior in both individual and group settings. The course will focus on a variety of counseling approaches, the therapeutic relationship, legal and ethical issues, and the realities of therapeutic practice. Skills and techniques of counseling, crisis intervention, and group therapy will be discussed as part of the concept of professional practice.

20 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

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$260.00

 

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Individual Counseling

In Individual Counseling, you will be introduced to the addiction counseling profession. You’ll explore the profession’s history, philosophy, theoretical foundations, scope of practice, credentialing, and other professional issues. This CASAC training course focuses on students as future substance use counselors, and students receive an overview of the mental health counseling program, the profession, and professional competencies.

20 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

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$260.00

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Group Counseling

CASAC training would not be complete without essential instruction about substance use disorder counseling with groups of individuals. You will explore the functions of group counseling when meeting client needs, emphasizing the theory and principles of the group process and the development of group skills in a group counseling experience. The course on group counseling in substance use treatment focuses on group leadership skills and styles and the different types of groups, including therapeutic and support groups, their purposes, functions, and parameters.

30 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

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$390.00

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Counseling Special Populations | Cultural Competence | Cultural Humility

Upon completing this CASAC training, you will confidently build rapport with your treatment programs’ diverse populations. This training will help ensure that you provide culturally proficient counseling skills and the ability to understand, communicate with, and interact with people across special populations and diverse cultures. Learn how to assess your self-awareness, worldview, and attitude towards the populations you serve while gaining knowledge of different cultural responses to alcohol and substance use disorders.

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25 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$325.00

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Counseling and Communicating with Families and Significant Others

The course examines approaches, integration, and special populations using family therapy to treat SUD. It includes an overview of family-based treatment methods and family approaches to support ongoing recovery. You will also learn the basic theory and skills needed by Substance Use Disorder counselors to work effectively with individual family members, significant others, and whole families.

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15 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$195.00

In addiction counselor online training, you will gain the knowledge which will help you to best serve your clients with common medical issues and health consequences which occur due to substance use disorders. The medical issues covered include diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis.

Integrated Care

In this online addiction counselor training, you will gain the knowledge of how to best serve your clients with common medical issues and health consequences that occur due to substance use disorders. The medical issues covered include diabetes, heart disease, and cirrhosis. The training will also dive deep into other effects substance use has on the body, including HIV and AIDS, STDs, TB,  Hepatitis B and C, and other infectious diseases. An emphasis will also be placed on harm reduction and prevention.               

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10 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$130.00

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Crisis Management

Upon completing this drug counselor training in Crisis Management, you will have increased your knowledge of appropriate responses and care for persons experiencing a mental health crisis, ranging from short-term intervention to emergency management of a life-threatening situation and its impact on recovery. This substance abuse counselor certification course will also cover other specific areas in crisis management, such as utilizing crisis intervention techniques associated with overdose and acute withdrawal symptoms, as well as utilizing crises to facilitate the recovery process.

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10 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$130.00

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Recurrence of Symptoms/Relapse Prevention

An active relapse prevention program is essential to recovery from substance use disorder. In this relapse prevention training, you will learn how to reaffirm your clients to focus on the new life skills and emotional anchors that help them through times of difficulty. This substance abuse counselor certification training is integral to your client’s positive outcomes because it influences many aspects of individual recovery from addiction and is an indispensable resource.

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15 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$225.00

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Theories of Human Development

This training provides practical strategies based on theories of human development for working with clients with a use disorder.  Understanding these theories will help clinicians recognize stages of recovery and better select appropriate interventions for the proper stage of change. Some topics related to human development and use disorders covered in this course include developmental deficits, delayed reactions to sexual abuse and other childhood trauma, Stages of recovery, and more.

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10 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$130.00

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Treatment Planning, Client Record Keeping, and Discharge Planning

Treatment planning is an integral part of the therapeutic process for individuals and the families that we serve. The treatment plans you write serve as roadmaps for the clients’ recovery process while in your care. In this addiction counselor training course, you will learn how to write patient-centered treatment plans and document all client interactions in clear and concise notes. The course also includes the proper procedure for preparing your clients for discharge.

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24 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$315.00

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Screening, Assessment, and Evaluation

This addiction counselor training course addresses the requirements for drug and alcohol screening and assessing adults and adolescents. In this addiction counselor training program, you will be required to understand the components of each tool, emergent care, subject screening options, level of care determination, interviewing techniques, and a review of the DSM-V Criteria for Substance Use Disorders. You will develop the skills necessary for effective screening & assessment.

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24 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$315.00

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Patient, Family, and Community Education and Prevention

Our online training is a self-paced course for clinicians new to the field of prevention. The course will introduce the basic terminology and facts about substance use and prevention in the U.S.The primary goal of this program is to give students a glimpse into the important foundations needed when working in their communities through presentation and training techniques that address and support substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and the recovery process…

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10 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$130.00

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Case Management, Referral, and Service Coordination

The goal of this course is to teach you Case Management. As a substance abuse counselor, you must collaborate with people from other fields who may help your client achieve sobriety. Your clients need referrals and support to receive the services necessary to function in society. This is important for improving treatment effectiveness because clients are more likely to succeed when their needs are met.

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12 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$160.00

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Counselor-Client Relationships

In this self-directed online addiction counselor training, you will receive knowledge of the therapeutic alliance as a unique relationship between counselor and client, integrating basic counseling skills, critical thinking, ethical standards, and professional responsibilities to the client. You also understand why Staying consistent in the professional role at all times, both with colleague and client interactions and in professional and community settings.

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16 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$210.00

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Ethics for Addiction Professionals

Healthcare professionals follow a code of ethics that identifies expected behavioral norms, rules, boundaries, standards, and shared ethical principles. A code of conduct for substance abuse counselors offers guidance on handling tricky situations and appropriately supporting clients from intake to recovery. This training will teach you to make ethical decisions and understand workplace social media and technology ethics.

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15 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$180.00

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Confidentiality and Legal Issues

 In the substance abuse treatment field, confidentiality is governed by federal HIPPA regulations and 42 CFR Part 2. These articles document the limited circumstances when an individual’s drug or alcohol treatment may be disclosed without the individual’s consent. In this training, you will know the purpose of confidentiality and support, when you can break these rules, and the information needed to release consent.

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9 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$110.00

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Counselor Wellness

Working as an addiction professional can be challenging and rewarding. For many, burnout is replacing a feeling of satisfaction. Self-care helps you respond to and prevent burnout. Your wellness directly impacts how well you work with and advocate for your clients. Can you give 100% if you’re burned out? In this training, you will understand the principles of good self-care, develop a self-care plan, and much more with this substance abuse counselor certification course.

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5 Clock Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$60.00

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Professional Development

In this self-directed online addiction counselor training, you will receive knowledge of the therapeutic alliance as a unique relationship between counselor and client, integrating basic counseling skills, critical thinking, ethical standards, and professional responsibilities to the client. You also understand why staying consistent in the professional role at all times, both with colleague and client interactions and in professional and community settings, is vital to substance abuse counselor certification.

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4 Credit Hours (Initial CASAC; CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$50.00

 Addiction Counselor Renewal Courses

Please note: Once you complete all the coursework in any training listed below, you must email us to specify which certificate is an OASAS or NAADAC certificate of completion. You only get 1 certificate for your successful completion. You will not receive two certificates for completion of the same training.
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Counselor Wellness (6 hours)

The realities of on-the-job stressors are present in almost every occupation, which means the signs of job burnout are equally present. They can significantly impact how well mental health professionals can do their jobs. However, for healthcare professionals, on-the-job performance is directly related to health outcomes for their patients, and diminished or impaired performance is a considerable liability. 

This training will help you develop an understanding of compassion fatigue, burnout, vicarious traumatization, and other job-related stresses, including the impact of clients’ high-risk behaviors despite treatment interventions.

6 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$75.00

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The Psychobiology of Alcohol

Alcohol use disorder is among the world’s oldest and most commonly abused psychoactive chemicals. Alcohol affects nearly every organ except the ear, and from consumption to withdrawal, its effects are theatrical. For these reasons, a counselor should take special consideration when treating patients dependent upon alcohol. The course provides historical, cultural, psychological, and neurological perspectives to understand alcohol use disorder, its symptoms, and various continuum of care for drug treatment approaches.       

 

22 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$220.00

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Understanding TAY(ages 16-24) Populations Training

Our youth need educated professionals to speak with them about the stress, confusion, and anger their transition into adulthood causes, especially when compounded with racial inequality, sexual minority stress, gender nonconformity, intimate partner violence, or gang affiliations. This premier TAY training program provides behavioral health professionals and organizations skills, evidence-based practices, and resources to empower youth as they transition into adulthood.

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10 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$125.00

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Culturally Competent Substance Use Treatment

This training is designed to help substance abuse counselors better understand and respect the cultural identities of racially and ethnically diverse clients. In this training, you’ll learn how to identify clients’ unique cultural backgrounds, values, beliefs, traditions, social practices, and customs. You’ll also learn strategies for assessing clients’ identity development and cultural strengths and resources. You will then apply these principles in clinical settings by developing culturally competent treatment plans with culturally diverse clients.

15 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$150.00

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Special Populations, Race, and Substance Use Counseling

This course will provide addiction counselors with practical strategies to engage diverse and special populations. Populations discussed include older adults and seniors, women, men, LGBTQ+, adolescents and youth, incarceration and parole, and people experiencing homelessness. Races include African Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives (NAN), Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and other groups. Issues unique to these diverse population groups will be identified, and appropriate strategies for treatment engagement will be explored.

 

15 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$150.00

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The LGBTQ Community and Substance Use

As the U.S. becomes more diverse and socially inclusive, treatment providers and addiction services tend to fall behind. In other words, the shadow of a culture’s past discrimination is always hard to outrun. The LGBTQ community has made great strides in the last decades. However, many treatment facilities have slowly incorporated specialized LGBTQ addiction treatment. Statistically, this is worrisome. In this training, you will come to understand the LGBTQ experience so you can better serve your LGBTQ+ clients with confidence.

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6 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$80.00

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HIV, Communicable Diseases, and Substance Use

This course examines, identifies, and defines infectious diseases among substance-using populations. The course will cover STIs, HIV, and Hepatitis, along with other infectious diseases found in people with substance use disorders. It includes an overview of current approaches and challenges to preventing and treating infectious diseases for people with SUD, recent evidence on the effectiveness of programs and strategies to prevent infectious diseases among people with SUD, and how to develop treatment goals and objectives for people with co-occurring disorders, how to select and implement evidence-based interventions for people with infectious diseases and substance use disorder, as well as how to monitor progress and evaluate outcomes.

12 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$120.00

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Vocational Counseling in Substance Use Treatment

Vocational rehabilitation counseling for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) is committed to helping them recover and obtain employment. Employment is a key part of recovery. It requires developing strong working relationships with individuals in recovery, state agency partners, and the community of providers, including treatment programs and recovery centers. By working together, we can turn this commitment into action and help more people in recovery achieve their goals. The principle of recovery is an experience that encompasses the belief, hope, and expectation that a person with a substance use disorder can move beyond the limitations of the disorder and engage in the process of healing.  

12 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$120.00

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Treatment Planning in Substance Use Counseling

This course will provide a thorough description of treatment plan development, establishing short-term, concrete, reachable goals & objectives that help move your client forward in treatment and their recovery journey. 

This course also details how to create a needs list and the importance of the bio-psychosocial in informing that list. Lastly, this course will help you establish rapport and create a trusting treatment alliance that enables collaboration between your client and you in formulating the treatment plan. You will have refreshed your treatment planning and client documentation skills at the end of this training. 

15 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$150.00

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Co-occurring Disorders in Substance Use Treatment

Co-occurring disorders” refer to co-occurring substance use (abuse or dependence) and mental disorders. Clients said to have co-occurring disorders (abbreviated as COD) have one or more mental illnesses and conditions relating to alcohol and other drugs.This course aims to use the TIP 42 Quick Guide to highlight the significant developments in the addiction treatment field relating to co-occurring disorders to help substance abuse and mental health professionals develop a plan for a more integrated treatment community that can better address the needs of clients with COD.

18 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$180.00

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Mandated Clients in Addiction Treatment

Clients mandated for service, and involuntary often appear resistant or uninterested in changing. The impact of legal coercion on the therapeutic relationship and feelings of stigma is widely regarded as harmful and detrimental to treatment outcomes. Mandatory treatment does not necessarily have to result in perceived coercion and reduced satisfaction with treatment. In this 7 -hour substance use counselor training on mandated clients, you’ll understand that mandated treatment reduces recidivism in offending behavior.; parole and probation; confrontation; toxicology; and much more.  

7 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$80.00

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Treatment Planning and Client Records

Treatment planning is a process that mental health providers do to create a link between the client, the services being provided, and the client’s progress.  This course will provide counseling functions related to treatment planning and documentation. You will learn about the art and science of treatment planning and the importance of documenting critical information in the client record. In this course, you’ll explore different ways to record your client’s strengths, goals, and treatment objectives. You’ll also learn how to evaluate and represent interventions, outcomes, and discharge plans.

15 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$150.00

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Physical, Psychological, and Pharmacological Effects

This training is designed to provide an overview of the science behind substance use. The course will begin by providing a historical perspective on the epidemiology, prevalence, and trends of alcohol and other drug use in the United States. It will also examine how genetics and neurobiology contribute to the development of addiction and strategies for treatment. In this training, you will be introduced to the history and evolution of substance use, diagnosis, and treatment; the effects of ATOD ingestion on the brain and body; the signs and symptoms of substance use, including intoxication, tolerance, and withdrawal; and the physical, psychological, and pharmacological effects of alcohol and substance use.

27  Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$270.00

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Telehealth in Substance Use Counseling

This course examines the role and implementation of telehealth in treating Substance Use Disorders (SUD.) It includes an issue brief, what the research tells us, guidance for implementing evidence-based practices, examples of treatment implementation in treatment programs, and documentation of best practices. At the end of this training, you will have a better understanding of telehealth

  • best practices
  • ethical considerations
  • confidentiality, other legal aspects of telehealth
  • client boundaries
  • what tools you can use without violating HIPAA when engaging in telehealth counseling.

4 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal) 

$50.00

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General Knowledge: An Overview

This training will discuss the terms and concepts related to theory, research, practice, and faith-based treatment approaches. The basic concepts of social, political, economic, and cultural systems impact drug-taking activity. The risk and protection factors characterize individuals, groups, and their living environments. The continuum of addiction services, prevention, treatment, recovery, and appropriate levels of interventions and care. The drug use continuum includes initiation, intoxication, harm, abuse, dependence, withdrawal, relapse, and recovery.

28 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$280.00

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Assessment and Evaluation

Substance use disorders are commonly seen in patients in medical practices and are frequently comorbid with other medical and psychiatric disorders. Considerable societal stigma exists toward patients with use disorders; healthcare providers frequently have negative attitudes toward these patients.  The identification, assessment, and referral for treatment of patients are strongly influenced by physician attitudes and life experiences with personal, family, or prior patients’ substance use.  Effective tools and strategies help clinicians recognize the physiologic and behavioral red flags of use disorder and elicit a substance use history in a nonjudgmental manner, so they can make the appropriate diagnosis and develop a patient-specific plan for treatment and referral.

19 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$190.00

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Human Theories and Development

This 12-hour training provides practical strategies based on theories of human development for working with clients in early recovery. Understanding these theories will help addiction counselors recognize stages of recovery and better select appropriate interventions for every phase of treatment of people with use disorders. Some of the topics related to human development and addiction covered in this course include developmental deficits and developmental arrest in recovering clients, delayed reactions to sexual abuse and other childhood trauma, stages in recovery from use disorders, developmental issues in the professional’s own life, multi-problem and multigenerational history of substance use.

 

12 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal) 

$120.00

This course is designed to provide counselors with an understanding of women as a special population when it comes to substance abuse. The course will cover topics such as the impact of trauma and stress on women, as well as specific interventions and treatment options.

Women as a special population

For many years, research and treatment guidelines ignored sex and gender differences that impact substance use disorders. Decades of research that routinely excluded women have led to an accumulation of heavily biased data toward men.  More recent research efforts have emphasized these sex and gender differences. This research shows that women have different pathways to developing a substance use disorder. They also have other risk factors, treatment needs, and barriers to treatment compared to those men. In this course, you will learn about the effects of age and life transitions on alcohol and drug use in women and how these are reflected in treatment methodologies.

 

3 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$45.00

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OASAS Ethics 6 Hours

This course covers professional ethics for substance use counselors, social workers, and criminal justice system members. 

It uses many sources of information and draws heavily on existing ethical codes of the addiction treatment and social work professions.  

We consider all the meaningful relationships of a counselor: the counselor-client relationship, the counselor-employer relationship, and the relationships between counselors and other professionals. 

We also consider counselors’ ethical obligations to society and ethical considerations for counselors who teach, publish, consult, advertise, refer, or conduct research.

This course details the guidelines of ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries for substance abuse counselors from several resources specific to alcohol and drug counselors.

 

3 Credit Hours (CASAC  Renewal)

$75.00

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Counselor Ethics

This course covers professional ethics for social workers, addiction counselors, and criminal justice system members.  It uses many sources of information and draws heavily on existing ethical codes of the addiction treatment and social work professions.  We discuss the practical application of ethical principles to situations faced by addiction counselors and social workers daily.  We consider all the meaningful relationships of a counselor: the counselor-client relationship, the counselor-employer relationship, and the relationships between counselors and other professionals. This course details the guidelines of ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries. This course also reviews the most essential and universal principles of health care ethics while highlighting how to effectively resolve the ethical dilemmas that may arise while delivering care to individuals in need.

 

 

15 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal) 

$150.00

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NAADAC Ethics

This course covers professional ethics for social workers, addiction counselors, and criminal justice system members.  It uses many sources of information and draws heavily on existing ethical codes of the addiction treatment and social work professions.  

We discuss the practical application of ethical principles to situations faced by addiction counselors and social workers daily.  We consider all the meaningful relationships of a counselor: the counselor-client relationship, the counselor-employer relationship, and the relationships between addiction counselors and other professionals.  This course also reviews the most essential and universal principles of health care ethics while highlighting how to effectively resolve the ethical dilemmas that may arise while delivering care to individuals in need.

 

 

6 Credit Hours (NAADAC Renewal)

 

$75.00

This course is designed to provide substance use counselors with the tools they need to work with male clients. Topics covered include: the impact of gender on addiction, working with men in recovery, and masculinity and its impact on mental health.

Men as a special population

Just like women, men have unique needs when it comes to addiction treatment. They often face cultural stereotypes and stigma; many men feel judged or viewed as weak for entering addiction treatment. Gender-specific programs offer a more comfortable and accepting space for men. 

Men also typically require more time than women to open up and voice their struggles or emotions. Therefore, specific therapy methods are more helpful to men than others. For example, men respond better to cognitive-behavioral therapy than introspection, meaning individual and group therapy sessions must be structured differently. 

Male sexual abuse is another serious issue that gender-specific treatment addresses that is often overlooked in traditional treatment settings. Sexual abuse is a sensitive issue for men that can be handled more openly and honestly in a single-gender environment.

 

3 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$45.00

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LMHC | MSW | CASAC Training

Ready to level up your career and make a real impact? Our CASAC-T certification program is tailor-made for LMHCs and MSWs like you.
What’s in it for you?
Master Substance Use Disorders: Dive deep into the physical, psychological, and pharmacological aspects in just 85 clock hours.
Cultural Competency: Learn to counsel diverse populations with 25 clock hours focused on cultural nuances.
Counselor Ethics: Sharpen your ethical compass with 15 clock hours of intensive training.
Imagine entering a room and becoming the go-to addiction and recovery expert. Picture the respect and admiration you’ll command from peers and those whose lives you’ll transform.

 

 

115 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal) 

$1250.00

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Cultural Competence and Treatment Issues

This course will review cultural respect, cultural competence, health disparities, health-related experience, complementary approaches, patient-centered care, trans-cultural communication, and skilled-centered approaches to care. 

This course is designed to provide the tools you need to provide a culturally competent substance use treatment. We will also review addiction counselors’ cultural respect, cultural competence, health disparities, health-related experience, complementary approaches, patient-centered care, trans-cultural communication, and client-centered approaches to healthcare.

 

 

 

9 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$90.00

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Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment offers a way for patients to continue going to school, work, and spending time at home with their families while receiving the addiction recovery and care they need. There are different types of outpatient treatment. Partial hospitalization programs allow for closer patient monitoring and are for those who need ongoing medical monitoring. This training will help clinicians work in an OTP and IOP setting. The training will focus on OTP evidence-based treatment approaches while adhering to the 14 guiding principles of OTP. The training describes the core services every OTP should offer, the enhanced services available on-site or through links with community-based services, and the outpatient recovery process.

 

 

 

6 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal) 

$75.00

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Introduction to Diagnostic Criteria(NAADAC)

In this course, you will be introduced to the screening and assessment tools that help addiction counselors collect the diagnostic criteria used to determine whether a person has a substance use disorder and its severity. We will discuss various diagnostic tools used in determining SUD, including but not limited to the current DSM-5, the ICD standards, the ASI, and many more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 Credit Hours (NAADAC Renewal)

 

$140.00

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Documentation and Record Keeping

This course will cover the importance of record keeping and how to write and communicate clinically with peers and other professionals.  Students will learn how to write notes and identify pathology more consistently. The class will review the seriousness of documenting from a legal and ethical point of view. At the end of this training you will have gained knowledge of the following:

  • How to write a clinical note
  • What to include in a therapy note
  • Clinical note types:
  1. SOAP
  2. DAP
  3. BIRP
  • Understanding which note formats to use for specific treatments (brief treatment, individual session, group session)
  • Collaborative documentation
  • Importance of documentation
  • If you don’t document it never happened.

6 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$75.00

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Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a public health approach that offers practical strategies and realistic options for people who use drugs. It acknowledges that drug use will never be eliminated and seeks to reduce the harms associated with drug use and the discrimination against people who use drugs. This course provides an in-depth understanding of how to work with people who use drugs through a harm reduction lens. In this training, you’ll learn the core principles of harm reduction and how it can build connections with people who use drugs and people engaged in sex work. Addiction counselors will learn to listen without judgment, create space for honest dialogue, and develop trust and openness. With that foundation established, you’ll learn effective strategies to support people who use drugs. Knowledge of harm reduction strategies that promote open and non-judgmental communication when engaging people with use disorders.

Learn more.

6 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal) 

$75.00

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Prevention and Education in Substance Use Treatment

This course will explore drug use in modern society. Issues related to drug use’s social, cultural, political, and economic impact will be discussed. There also will be an emphasis on prevention, treatment, and effective educational techniques of various practice settings and target populations. Different types of drugs and their effects will be addressed in health education and prevention. Students will investigate constructs in their lives with a sense of purpose and self-responsibility and apply course content in their environment. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 Credit Hours (CASAC & NAADAC Renewal)

$160.00

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