CAADE Continuing Education

SouthCoast Recovery is now accredited as a continuing education provider by CAADE, The California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators.

Recovery professionals work hard. They want the best for those they serve. This desire to make a difference and have a lasting impact can often be met with frustration. Questions arise, such as: why is it so difficult for people to do what they say they’re going to do with regard to their sobriety? Why don’t they stick with their program? How can I help late-stage recovery clients to expand their world to new possibilities? These and other questions prompted us to ask how can we make a difference.

What is CAADE?

CAADE works with the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug programs to develop guidelines for alcohol and drug studies within higher education. The goal is to set and maintain a higher standard of education for excellence in counseling.

CAADE offers certification for individuals interested in becoming a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (C.A.T.C.). Requirements for C.A.T.C. requires 36 hours of semester units at a CAADE accredited college, passing a comprehensive exam and continuing education in the field. These requirements ensure quality education for quality counselors in the field. For initial certification, please visit The California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators.

Continuing Education Requirements

In order to maintain current certification, members are required to obtain 40 hours of continuing education every two years toward renewal of their certification. A minimum of 20 hours is required in advanced drug and alcohol abuse treatment and counseling. The remaining 20 hours may be in the area of professional advancement.

At SouthCoast Recovery, we have over 100 years combined in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. Our staff members are all members of CAADE. Staying current on new studies in drug and alcohol treatment is as important to your career as networking with other professionals in the field. Recovery professionals need support from others in the industry who understand the stress that often accompanies our field. Building a support network in the educational realm of the recovery community can help improve the quality of counseling from a personal and professional perspective.

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