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Drug & Alcohol Counseling

A Vocational School You can Afford and Trust since 1989.

  • Cost of Program (includes Registration, Books/Equipment, & Tuition):  
    • Course offered online and hybrid – $5,995
    • Course offered in class – $7,595
  • 29 week program/636 clock hours/28.5 Credit Hours

Why Study at HSTI?

HealthStaff Training Institute is the right choice for your future. You can balance work, family and school with our flexible online, on-site or hybrid mode course offerings. Our curriculum is updated continuously in order to best educate our students to meet the needs of today’s employers.

Career Opportunities for Drug and Alcohol Counselors

In California, trained drug and alcohol counselors are in high demand. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is projected to grow 31 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. * Interested in working in the rewarding field of healthcare?

A Career That Makes a Difference

The HealthStaff Training Institute’s Drug and Alcohol Counseling certificate is designed to train students with the skills and knowledge to help counsel someone suffering from addiction. This course is CCAPP (formerly CAADAC) approved and prepares the student to test for State Certification.

HSTI students receive instruction in the basics of addiction, and are required to participate in a 255-hour externship in an approved facility, and 45 hours of educational required classroom lecture covering TAP 21 addiction counseling competencies. Upon completion of DAC program, students are prepared to make a smooth transition into the workplace with the on-the-job experience gained from their externship.

Our training helps students be a vital asset to any healthcare or medical facility. The Drug and Alcohol Counseling program at HealthStaff Training Institute prepares our graduates for a position in any inpatient or outpatient facility that treats addictions.

In the Drug and Alcohol Counseling program, you’ll learn:

  • Basics of addiction.
  • The 12 core functions of a counselor.
  • Ethics and special treatment issues.
  • Basic counseling skills and methods.
  • Advanced counseling theories and techniques.

For more information about our Drug and Alcohol Counseling program, call today to create your new tomorrow or fill out the short form.