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Addiction Certification Resources

Addiction Certification Resources

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network

Established in 1993 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the ATTC Network is a nationwide, multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the addictions treatment and recovery services field. The ATTC Network strives to improve the quality of addictions treatment and recovery services by facilitating alliances among front line counselors, treatment and recovery services agency administrators, faith-based organizations, policy makers, the health and mental health communities, consumers and other stakeholders.

Addiction Counselor competencies –

review the professional standards guiding addiction practitioners.

Scopes of Practice & Career Ladder for Substance Use Disorder Counseling -

document can be used and adapted by states and their constituencies, providers, professional associations, credentialing bodies, institutions of higher educations, etc. as they develop scopes of practice, career ladders, credentialing criteria or course. curricula.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals -

largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals specializing in addiction prevention, treatment and education.

Certification Info -

database of basic information on a variety of state, national, and some international bodies offering licensing & credentialing for drug and alcohol counselors maintained by the ATTC National office.

Directory of Addiction Studies Programs –

a list of institutions offering a certificate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral program in substance use disorders, as well as those offering a concentration, specialty or minor in the addictions field maintained by the ATTC National office.

The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (IC&RC) -

organization which sets international standards of practice in addiction counseling, prevention and clinical supervision through testing and credentialing of addiction professionals.

International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education (INCASE) –

organization providing a global forum for the examination and debate of issues concerning post secondary education in addiction studies to enhance the quality of training and education in the field, and to disseminate professional knowledge and share ideas regarding addiction studies. Also works to develop standards and implement an accreditation process for addictions studies programs within and between nations, states and provinces.

International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) -

professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.

National Association of Social Workers -

largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.

National Board for Certified Counselors -

professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet the standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling.

Workforce Development -

overview of the addictions treatment and recovery services workforce.

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