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Welcome to the Center for Addiction Studies and Research
The substance abuse treatment field is facing a nationwide shortage of trained addiction treatment counselors. More than 24 million people across the United States are in need of treatment for alcohol and substance abuse related problems. Approximately 5,000 new counselors are needed annually to keep up with the current demand for treatment services.
Complete your education and training requirements for certification and licensure in the addiction treatment field quickly, conveniently and affordably with quality distance learning courses from The Center for Addiction Studies and Research. As a certified addiction treatment counselor, you can make a critical difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities across the United States.
It’s easy to get started. Go to Courses to view a complete listing of course offerings or go to certification requirements to view a complete listing of state-by-state certification and recertification requirements. The Center for Addiction Studies and Research’s quality training courses offer: (1) the latest treatment techniques and research developments in chemical dependency and other addiction treatment fields, (2) Everything you need to earn course credit hours towards initial certification or recertification and (3) The flexibility and convenience of a self-paced, home study format.
Easy Online Ordering
Order your course materials and have them shipped or emailed to you within one business day.
Earn Course Credit
Earn course credit by completing the multiple choice examination.
Certificate of Completion
Certificates of Completion are issued following the successful completion of each course.
A Nationally and Internationally Recognized Leader of Addiction Treatment Distance Learning Courses
The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a nationally and internationally recognized provider of distance learning coursework for those seeking certification and recertification in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning courses are provided under the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #99236 and several International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) state member boards.
A Foundation in Academic Studies and Treatment Experience
The Center for Addiction Studies and Research was founded by Howard Fogel, Ph.D., CASAC, who currently serves as the Educational Director of the program. Dr. Fogel received his doctorate in Educational Psychology from the City University of New York and his Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) certification from the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). He has taught psychology and chemical dependency related courses for the past twenty-five years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and is currently a certified Education and Training Provider for the NYS OASAS Workforce Development Training Unit.
Course materials were developed in consultation with state and national credentialing specialists.
Quality and Affordable Distance Learning Courses
Our goal is to provide a complete selection of in-depth, quality, affordable courses that allow individuals to earn certification and recertification hours, expand on their clinical skills and keep up-to-date with the latest treatment and research trends in the addiction treatment field.