The Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor credential is the base for functioning in assorted professional settings where addiction services are provided. A systematic understanding of addiction and the most recent evidence-based practices for treatment is the trademark of a capable professional. The Alcohol & Drug Counselor credential requires professionals to display competency through experience, education, supervision, and the passing of a rigorous examination.

Counselors who treat people with substance use disorders do life-changing work on a daily basis. The CADC is recognized worldwide as the gold standard for competency in the field. The career is attractive, due to stable salaries and prospects for advancement. “Becoming certified is voluntary, but having certification may enhance one’s job prospects.” (ADACBGA)