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A tradition of excellence
The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

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 under the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) Provider #0559. New York State is a member board of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC).

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 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 based on Dr. Fogel’s teaching and practical field experience with adolescents and adults in detoxification, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment settings, and in consultation with state and national credentialing specialists.

Our Mission: Quality, Affordable Addiction Treatment Distance Learning
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.

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