Education: Graduate from a behavioral science program with specialized training in substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment.
Certification: Maintain a national certification credential by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors or National Board of Certification Counselors or International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.
Experience: One year of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor after graduation.
License: Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Certified Addictions Counselor.
Perform a full range of Certified Addiction Counselor duties, in accordance withassignmentand consistent with the scope of practice forprofession, including but not limited to, medical care treatment and patient education in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, and continuous manner.
Obtain or provide relevant information that will facilitate treatment and assist in developing programs.
Provideassessmentof substance abuse and addiction.
Identify and document medical consequences of alcohol and other substance use, including withdrawal and detoxification.
Facilitate the placement and management of patientsin appropriatelevels of care within the continuum of care model of the treatment of addictive disorders