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Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder

Unlock the Foundations of and the Science of Addiction in our OASAS-approved introductory course. Dive into essential knowledge, demystify addiction’s complexities, and empower your counseling journey. Fast-track your expertise with this crucial prime.

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Online CASAC Section 1:

Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder

Our NYS OASAS Section 1: Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorder course provides aspiring addiction counselors with a foundational understanding of substance use disorders, their impact on individuals and society, and the principles of effective treatment.

The course covers the following topics:

  • The history of substance use disorders and their classification
  • The neurobiology of addiction
  • The impact of substance use on physical and mental health
  • The co-occurring disorders of addiction
  • The principles of effective screening, assessment, and treatment planning
  • The use of evidence-based interventions and treatment modalities
  • The ethical and legal issues related to addiction counseling
  • The importance of self-care and ongoing professional development

Through lectures, readings, case studies, and interactive activities, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature of addiction and the role of the addiction counselor. Upon completing the course, students will have the knowledge and skills to pursue further education and training in addiction counseling and related fields.

Our online CASAC – addiction counselor training is approved by both OASAS and NAADAC.

    With Educational Enhancement, addiction counselor education, and training isn’t complicated or stressful.

    Break into the field of addiction counseling from the comfort of your own home or favorite cafe.

    Study when the time is convenient for YOU.

    Our online CASAC renewal training has re-credentialed counselors in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, and Florida.

    This training is approved for CASAC Renewal and NAADAC Renewal.

    We want to serve all of your addiction counselor credentialing and renewal needs.

    Register today for our distance learning CASAC training, and become the change your community needs.

    Who should take Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders?

     

    The Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders introductory CASAC training is designed for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career as an addiction counselor or who are currently working in the addiction recovery field and need to meet the credentialing requirements of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).

    This course is also appropriate for individuals in related fields, such as social work, psychology, nursing, or counseling, who want to expand their knowledge of substance use disorders and learn how to integrate addiction treatment into their practice.

    To become a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State, individuals must complete 350 hours of training, including the Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders course and 6,000 hours of supervised work experience, and pass a certification exam. Therefore, individuals interested in pursuing a career as a CASAC should consider taking this course as a first step in meeting the certification requirements.

    You will receive 27 clock hours for taking our self-study, self-paced, addictions counselor online training.

    Educational Enhancement’s OASAS-approved, online CASAC Section 1: Basic Knowledge training fulfills NYS’s initial CASAC coursework requirement.

    If you are in another state, please check with your credentialing board before pursuing this training to satisfy credentialing hours.

    NAADAC approves the training for credentialing or renewal purposes.

    Are you ready to be the CHANGE  your community needs?

     

    Fulfillment in any career starts with efficient education and training.

    Every day,  alcohol and drug counselors become a beacon for change in their clients’ lives.

    Educational Enhancement CASAC ONLINE is committed to providing you with the highest education and training standards for addiction counselors.

    Since 2002 Educational enhancement has trained over 5000 CASACs in NYS.
    Our program is approved by OASAS in NYS (provider #0415) and nationally by NAADAC (#254148)

    Our online addiction counselor training program provides you with 500+ hours of knowledge, skills, and motivation to make a lasting impression on persons struggling in the throes of substance use disorder.

    Once inside our education and training program, you’ll obtain the insight, skills, and interventions to foster recovery and bolster autonomy in your clients. 

    A woman sits on a couch working in her online CASAC training BASIC Knowledge of Substance use Disorders.

    Online CASAC Section 1

    Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders

    Self-study training learning outcomes include gaining the knowledge of the following:

    • The history and evolution of substance use, diagnosis, and treatment
    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    • effects of ATOD ingestion on the brain and body
    • Signs and symptoms of substance use, including intoxication, tolerance, and withdrawal
    • nicotine dependence; interventions, treatment, and nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

    I found the training to be not only interesting but informative and helpful. I love the recovery field; therefore, I enjoy learning and did well with the training. As a visual learner, I respond well to visual teaching; therefore, the pre-recorded videos and added resources benefited me. I could download the workbooks and follow along with the videos while taking notes. I also liked repeating the questions in the final exam because the repetitive question from previous tests helped me learn.

    — Melinda Zox Stewart

    Mental health; recovery field

    Online CASAC Section 1

    Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders

    The OASAS-approved initial Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders course provides aspiring addiction counselors with a foundational understanding of addiction and recovery, their impact on individuals and society, and the principles of effective treatment. This course will prepare you to grasp better the concepts presented in our Addiction Counselor Preparation Program (ACP) curriculum.

    You can also use this training to satisfy renewal requirements of your addiction counselor credential through OASAS or NAADAC.

     

    Course Curriculum

    Module 1: What is Addiction

    Module 2: The Brain and Addiction

    Module 3: Psychobiology of Alcohol

    Module 4: The Science of Addiction

    Module 5: the Bio-Psycho-Social Model of Addiction

    Module 6: Drugs other than Alcohol

    Module 7: Smoking Cessation

    Module 8: The 12 Core Concepts

    A woman sits on a couch working in her online CASAC training BASIC Knowledge of Substance use Disorders.

     

    Commit to professional development. Effective addiction counseling requires you to stay up-to-date with the latest substance use research and the most relevant clinical theories and interventions.

     

    Register and begin Basic Knowledge of Substance Use Disorders training now with Educational Enhancement CASAC Online.

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    Not only does our FREE guide will erase all doubts about the addiction counseling credentialing process, but it also dives deep into NYS certification-CASAC.

    Educational Enhancement is an OASAS approved CASAC training provider (#0415).

    We also accept ACCESS-VR (formerly VESID) as payment for those who qualify. 

     

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