Substance Abuse Counseling Diploma

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Secondary school diploma

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. 511501


The objectives of the Substance Abuse Counseling program are to provide students with the

knowledge and skills necessary to be effective and efficient in the Substance Abuse Counseling field.

Substance Abuse Counselors work to provide support to individuals and groups entering and living

the recovery process. These skills can be applied in a variety of settings including day programs,

counseling programs, re-entry centers, detention facilities and hospitals.

The courses in this program are designed to meet the requirements necessary to qualify graduates

to sit for the CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) examination. Please refer to Maine Statute

384c004 for complete details on CADC certification.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes:

? Learn and apply theories of addiction, substance assessment, and counseling techniques.

? Practice an understanding of diversity and tolerance for others. Apply ethics and boundary

considerations when working and interacting with people in substance abuse counseling.

? Gain counseling skills including motivational interviewing.

? Understand the neurobiology of addiction, family addiction dynamics, and special

population considerations in substance abuse counseling.

? Demonstrate knowledge of group process, crisis intervention, trauma and recovery.


Career Preparation:

The Substance Abuse Counseling graduate performs in a variety of positions including but not

limited to Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC), Counselor

Associate, Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Campus Aide.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent



WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

1 - Northeastern Workforce Board

Type of Attainment:

Postsec. Awards/Cert./Diplomas; 1-2 yrs.

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Title IV

Refund Policy


Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$13,000.00 total tuition cost

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$13,000.00 total tuition cost

Registration Fee


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

21-1011.00Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
$22.66 per hour

Provider Status



99 Farm Rd, BANGOR, Maine 04401

Phone Number

(207) 947-4591

Fax Number

(207) 947-0208

Last Updated

Jul 01, 2020


May 06, 2016


Jun 15, 2018

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