Helpful Links

Addiction Counselor competencies - review the professional standards guiding addiction practitioners. - ATTC Network's online learning portal -
high-quality, on-demand or instructor-led courses developed by industry experts!

Ed2Work - Web site resource for clinicians, academic faculty or staff members at every level of expertise, as well as those who are interested in beginning an educational path with a focus in substance abuse. This resourse is a project of the
Governor's Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Inc

Scopes of Practice & Career Ladder for Substance Use Disorder Counseling - document can be used and adapted by states and their constituencies, providers, professional associations, credentialing bodies, institutions of higher educations, etc. as they develop scopes of practice, career ladders, credentialing criteria or course. curricula.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals - largest membership organization serving addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals specializing in addiction prevention, treatment and education.

Certification Info - database of basic information on a variety of state, national, and some international bodies offering licensing & credentialing for drug and alcohol counselors maintained by the ATTC National office.

Directory of Addiction Studies Programs – a list of institutions offering a certificate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral program in substance use disorders, as well as those offering a concentration, specialty or minor in the addictions field maintained by the ATTC National office.

The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (IC&RC) - organization which sets international standards of practice in addiction counseling, prevention and clinical supervision through testing and credentialing of addiction professionals.

International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education (INCASE) – organization providing a global forum for the examination and debate of issues concerning post secondary education in addiction studies to enhance the quality of training and education in the field, and to disseminate professional knowledge and share ideas regarding addiction studies. Also works to develop standards and implement an accreditation process for addictions studies programs within and between nations, states and provinces.

International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) - professional specialty organization founded in 1975 for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.

National Association of Social Workers - largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world

National Board for Certified Counselors - professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet the standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling.

Workforce Development - overview of the addictions treatment and recovery services workforce

ADDITIONAL LINKS: - directory of addiction medicine jobs

American Psychiatric Association's Job Central - resources available for planning a career in psychiatry, psychiatrists seeking employment and career information, and employers recruiting psychiatrists. - find colleges and universities with specific characteristics and to research college admissions requirements.
Also find information on Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers.

Career Center - provided by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals - the social work career center - information on a wide variety of health careers - source for Human Service Jobs, Social Service Jobs, Social Work Jobs, Non-Profit Jobs, Mental Health Jobs, and Behavioral Health Jobs

Health Workforce Information Center - provides free access to the most recent resources on the nation’s health workforce in one online location. - houses basic information on addiction counseling

LifeWorks - explore health and medical science careers by the the National Institutes of Health's Office of Science Education Web site

MSW Guide - new online resource for people interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Social Work

Online RN to BSN Program - nursing careers and education

The Princeton Review- a day in the life of a substance abuse counselor

Public Health Online- find public health degree and career information - social service job site

New Jersey Prevention Network - locate jobs within the Network area


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