Substance Use Counseling Education & Training Courses

Educational Enhancement CASAC Online helps you learn or refresh your addiction counseling knowledge and skills that you need to have the most significant impact on the populations you’ll serve.

Our online training courses provide you with 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, login, and begin. Your courses are available 24/7, and all educational materials are provided with your purchase—no hidden fees. Once you finish the complete training and the final assessment, you’ll receive your certificate of completion. 

CASAC Initial 350-Hour Packages

ONLINE CASAC home study Education and Training in the comfort of your own home

CASAC 350-hour Education & Training Package

In this 350-hour training, you will receive the complete education and training required by NYS OASAS, so you can receive your CASAC-T and begin gaining the work experience you will need to become a CASAC. This course includes all course material, videos, PDFs, journal articles, assessments, and one-on-one coaching when needed—receive a certificate upon completion.  

$ 4000.00

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CASAC 350-hours in 3 Payments

Make 3 easy payments and begin your journey to becoming a substance use counselor in NYS.  This training provides you with the complete education and training required by NYS OASAS, so you can receive your CASAC-T and begin gaining the work experience you will need to become a CASAC.

$ 4200.00

Individual CASAC Sections

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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 more…

$1150.00

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.

$1950.00

CASAC SECTION 3

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

$950.00

CASAC SECTION 4

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

$600.00

Individual Courses for NYS CASAC & CASAC Renewal Online

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Basic Knowledge

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

$350.00

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Overview of Addiction

In this training we’ll 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 addiction services, prevention, treatment, recovery, and relevant levels of interventions and care; The Developmental Stages of Recovery. And more…

28 Credit Hours

$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; federal block grant funding, priority admissions and more…

14 Clock Hours

$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 the 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.

6 Credit Hours

$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.

4 Credit Hours

$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 as well as reporting language, toxicology myths, the meaning of toxicology reports, the devices, and other creative ways designed to beat the drug test. 

3 Clock Hours

$45.00

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Foundational Counseling Skills of Individual and Group Counseling –

This 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

$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, and theoretical foundations and the scope of practice, credentialing, and other professional issues. This 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

$260.00

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Group Counseling

In the essentials of 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 places attention on group leadership skills and styles and the different types of groups including both therapeutic and support groups, their purposes, function, and parameters. 

30 Clock Hours

$390.00

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Special Populations / Cultural Competence

Upon completing this training, you will confidently build rapport with your treatment programs’ diverse populations. This training will help assure 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.

25 Credit Hours

$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.

15 Credit Hours

$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 addiction counselor online training you will gain the knowledge of how 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. 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. 

 

10 Clock Hours

$130.00

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Crisis Management

Upon completion of the CASAC training  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. The 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 crisis situations to facilitate the recovery process.

10 Credit Hours

$130.00

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Recurrence of Symptoms/Relapse Prevention

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

15 Credit Hours

$225.00

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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, subjects screening options, level of care determination, interviewing techniques, and review of the DSM-V Criteria for Substance Use Disorders. You will develop the skills necessary for effective screening & assessment…

24 Clock Hours

$315.00

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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 you 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 interactions with your clients in clear and concise notes. The course also includes the proper procedure for preparing your clients for discharge…

24 Credit Hours

$315.00

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Case Management, Referral, and Service Coordination

The goal of this course is to teach you Case Management. As an addiction counselor, you need to 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 to improving treatment effectiveness because clients have a higher chance of succeeding when their needs are met along the way.

12 Credit Hours

$160.00

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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…

10 Clock Hours

$130.00

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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 a colleague and client interactions and in professional and community settings.

16 Credit Hours

$210.00

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Ethical Decision Making & Conduct

Health care 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. In this training, you will learn to make ethical decisions and understand workplace ethics, and the ethics of social media and technology.

9 Credit Hours

$108.00

 

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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.

9 Clock Hours

$110.00

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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 a colleague and client interactions and in professional and community settings.

4 Credit Hours

$50.00

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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’ll work with and advocate for your clients. Can you possibly give 100% if you’re burnout? in this training, you will understand the principles of good self-care and develop a self-care plan, and much more…

5 Clock Hours

$65.00

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Free guide to addiction counselor (CASAC) credentialing

Get Your Free Guide With Newsletter Subscription

Are you ready to launch your career in addiction counseling?

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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