Addictions Training Institute – Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Booklist

Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification Booklist

Certified Addiction Counselor Certificate Requirements:

SAC 101 Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Counseling

SAC 101 Drug Use and Abuse Book Image

Drug Use and Abuse

  • Author:Howard Abadinsky
  • Edition: 9th
  • ISBN-13: 978-1305961548
  • Publisher:Cengage Learning
  • Required Readingrequired
By Scott T. Meier, Susan R. Davis: The Elements of Counseling Seventh (7th) Edition

Elements of Counseling

  • Author: Davis & Meier
  • Edition: 8th
  • ISBN-13:978-1478638506
  • Publisher:Cengage
  • Required Readingrequired
Loosening the Grip: A Handbook of Alcohol Information

Loosening the Grip

  • AuthorJean Kinney
  • Edition: 10th
  • ISBN-13:9780073404684
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Recommended Readingrecommended

SAC 102 Physiology and Pharmacology of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Drugs, Society and Human Behavior

  • Author: Hart, C. L., & Ksir, C.
  • Edition: 18th
  • ISBN-13: 978-1260711059
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill
  • Required Readingrequired

Uppers, Downers, All Arounders

  • Author: Darryl S. Inaba,William E. Cohen
  • Edition: 8th
  • ISBN-139780926544307
  • Publisher: CNS Productions
  • Recommendedrecommended

SAC 103 Ethics and Legal Issues in Substance Use Disorder

Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions

  • Author: Corey
  • Edition: 10th
  • ISBN-13:978-1337406291
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Requiredrequired

SAC 104 Case Management in Substance Use Disorder Treatment


Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective

  • Author: Van Wormer, K., & Davis, D. R.
  • Edition: 4th
  • ISBN-13:978-1305943308
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Requiredrequired

Patient Records and Addiction Treatment

  • Author: Gerry Coughlin, Sherry S Kimbrough, Landon L Kimbrough
  • Edition: 4th
  • ISBN-139781607029359
  • Publisher: Southworth Press
  • Recommendedrecommended

SAC 105 Professional Development for the Addictions Professional

  Becoming a Helper, 8th edition

  • Author: Marianne Schneider Corey, Gerald Corey
  • ISBN-13:978-0357366271
  • Publisher: Brooks/Cole
  • Requiredrequired

**Other reading will be required, but will be supplied free of charge.

SAC 106 Counseling Modes and Methods in Substance Use Disorder Treatment


Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (10th ed.)

  • Author: Corey, G
  • Edition: 10th edition
  • ISBN-13: 978-0357671429
  • Publisher:Brooks/Cole (2009)
  • Requiredrequired

Groups: Process and Practice (10th ed.)

  • Author Corey
  • Edition: 10th
  • ISBN-13: 978-1305865709
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Requiredrequired

**Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2004). Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 39. DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 05-4006. Rockville: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Requiredrequired

SAC 107 Supervised Practicum in Substance Use Disorder Counseling


Comprehensive Education Services (2015). Study Guide for the IC & RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) Certification Exam.

You can buy the book by clicking on this link  –  (or you can call CCAPP in California to order the book.  Our students tell us it is less expensive if you buy it from CCAPP but it is not for purchase on their website and you will have to call.)


We recommend but do not require:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

Mee-Lee, D. (2013). The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions. Carson City: The Change Company