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Department of Health Care Services

The official website of the California Department of Healthcare Services.


The official website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)


Official website of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Informational website for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project

The official website of the DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project. A partnership between DHCS, CADTP, and the MAT Expansion Project.

California MAT Expansion Project

The official website of the California MAT Expansion program.

California Opioid Dashboard

The California Opioid Dashboard. Statistic on overdose deaths by County, and more.


Relevant Articles and Resources for the SUD Counselor.

Resources for Counselors

TAP 21

Addiction Counseling Competencies. The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice.

Motivational Interviewing

A downloadable resource for Motivational Interviewing.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Information related to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Toolkit

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Substance Use Disorder County Access Lines

A complete list of phone numbers and contact information for all California County SUD Treatment Access Lines.

CADTP Newsletter Archives

Webinar Recordings

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Certification Resources

Continuing Education Bulletin 13-03

CADTP requirements for continuing education units (CEU’s) due at renewal.

IC&RC ADC Candidate Guide

Candidate Guide for the IC&RC Alcohol and Drug Counselor Examination.

Counselor Regulations 2006

A downloadable resource for Counselor Regulations.

DHCS AOD Certification Standards
BH Information Notice 20-006 AOD Program Certification Standards
MHSUDS Information Notice 18-035 Oversight of Certifying Organizations

A downloadable resource: MHSUDS Information Notice 18-035 Oversight of Certifying Organizations 

CADTP Counselor's 2019 Survey Results

Results for CADTP’s 2019 Counselor Survey.

IC&RC Exam - Special Accomodation Form

Please complete the form and send with exam application to request a special accomodation for your exam.

IC&RC Exam Retake Application

Once you have waited the 90 day waiting period to retake the IC&RC exam, you may complete the exam retake appclation and submit to the CADTP certifcation office for processing. 

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

In addition to CADTP events, CADTP posts non-CADTP events as a service to our Counselors. CADTP is not responsible for non-CADTP events including, but not limited to, registration, payments, or outcomes. Links to registration and payment are included in the event listing as available. To submit an event for posting, go to: Submit an Event.

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  • How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness- Live webcast training with Dr. Peter Levine
    8:30 am-4:00 pm
    August 1, 2020

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    6060 Sunrise Vista Drive #1110-E, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

    5.5 CEU’s.
    Cost is $40.00 (PESI or Psychotherapy Networker is $199.00)

    We also offer this as a Distance Training – select Distance Training Tab – Shipped in 24-48 hours

    Join international trauma expert and author, Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. to learn how sensation-based treatment (as opposed to emotional or rational-based treatment) can be effective for trauma treatment. He will discuss the important principles in successful trauma treatment, and use his own successful renegotiation of a personal traumatic event as an example. Representing the full scope of his life’s work and discovery, Dr. Levine will discuss the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma. The day will include an in-depth review of how trauma is related to the ethnological concept of tonic immobility, the importance of the so-called “primitive” Vagus system, and how its connections through the viscera and body are a key ally in trauma therapy.
    Objectives: Articulate the four major developmental stages that increase vulnerability to trauma and how to recognize them in your clients. Determine the naturalistic mechanics of trauma and survival responses of flight, fight, freeze and collapse as it relates to clinical treatment. Discover the evolutionary underpinnings of trauma and the Polyvagal theory and their clinical implications. Demonstrate the importance of “Bottom-Up” processing versus “Top Down” processing to improve treatment outcomes. Analyze the effects of stress on somatic and emotional syndromes in clients. Incorporate Dr. Levine’s simple containment tools in order to more effectively engage your client in trauma therapy. He also presents areas of Child Development; The Signs of Trauma in Each Developmental Period; The Naturalistic Mechanisms of Trauma; Understanding our primary survival tactics and how they play out in the body: Flight, fight, freeze and collapse; Traumatic Reactions; Spirituality and Trauma.

    We provide breakfast nutrition and beverages. There are many places to eat within walking distance. We have a full-service kitchen so you can bring your lunch, warm up food etc.
    Limited to first 10 registrants

  • A Better Understanding of ACEs, Pediatric & Adult Screening, Trauma Informed Care & More
    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    August 21, 2020

    A 2nd FREE ACE’s Virtual Presentation!

    If you registered for our 7/10 presentation, unfortunately, you will not be able to register.

    What are ACEs?  The term Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) comes from the landmark 1998 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente.  I also attribute a great deal of my education and work with ACES through Dr. Nadine Harris Burke, forerunner in the field of ACEs.  It was her Ted Talk and continued research and presentations that motivated me to do my own ACE’s work, healing and I became passionate and committed to treat clients and provide ACEs training ACEs for the past four years.

    We will encourage you to watch Dr. Nadine Harris Burke’s ACEs Ted Talk and provide a copy of the transcript. I will describe 10 categories of adversities in three domains experienced by age 18 years: abuse, neglect, and/or household dysfunction.

    A child or adolescent who experiences ACEs without the buffering protections of trusted, nurturing caregivers and safe, stable environments can develop a toxic stress response, which can impact brain development, hormone and immune systems, and genetic regulatory systems.  ACEs are strongly associated, in a dose-response fashion, with some of the most common and serious health conditions facing our society today, including at least 9 of the 10 leading causes of death in the United States.

    Identifying a history of trauma in children and adults and responding with trauma-informed care can improve the health and well-being of individuals and families and lower long-term health issues and increased health costs.

    Learn how to screen for pediatric and adult ACEs.  An ACE screening evaluates children and adults for ACEs experienced by age 18 to identify Abuse: physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; Neglect: physical and emotional neglect; Household dysfunction: parental incarceration, mental illness, substance use, parental separation or divorce, and intimate partner violence and other.

    I will briefly review the Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress; Principles of Trauma Informed care to include Brain Health, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health and benefits by integrating Somatic Experiencing, Brain Spotting, Family Strategies and the power of Creative Narratives.

    In closing I want to discuss what we can do to continue to address and action we can take to lessen the continued impacts of COVID-19 on our world and our health care systems, it is also important to minimize the secondary health effects of the recent pandemics.

    The overwhelming stress, anxiety and uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and other major incidents to include death, loss, racism, protests, compounded by the economic fear and distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary physical distancing measures has resulted in an increase of stress-related health conditions.

    To attend our FREE virtual presentation please register at:

    When you register, we will forward the link for you to join this webinar and evaluation.

    Please remember, our registration closes on August 19, 2020 @ 5:00pm or if we meet a capacity of 100 registrants. If we meet capacity, we also close registration. We will not take calls or send the link and attachments any time after the deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

    Very important – If you are seeking a CEU Certificate, please complete and email us your evaluation. If you are interested in a Certificate of Attendance, merely let us know by email. You will be required to attend the entire presentation to receive either certificate.

    After the training complete the evaluation and email it to us at: and we will email you a 2 CEU certificate.  If you prefer a Certificate of Attendance, please send an email requesting it. To receive either certificate, you are required to attend the entire presentation.



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