Resources for the SUD Counselor

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Welcome to the CADTP Counselor Resource Center

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The membership website for

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 Certification Fees

List of processing fees for each application

CADTP Newsletter Archives

Webinar Recordings

Watch the CADTP Webinar Series recordings here.

Certification Resources

Continuing Education Bulletin 13-03

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

Counselor Regulations 2006

A downloadable resource for Counselor Regulations.

CADTP Uniform Disciplinary Guidelines

Guidelines for ethics violations

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 

IC&RC ADC Candidate Guide

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

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. 

CADTP Counselor's 2019 Survey Results

Results for CADTP’s 2019 Counselor Survey.

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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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  • ASAM Criteria Training: Understanding the ASAM Criteria in the Context of the California Treatment System (ASAM – A)
    9:00 am-12:15 pm
    June 12, 2020

    Friday, June 12, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
    The virtual training will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m. Please try to log in 15 minutes prior to the training to ensure your audio and visual connections are working properly. Pre-registration is required.

    This live virtual training is free and is open to staff who are interested in learning about the ASAM Criteria including:
    • Psychologists
    • LMFTs and LCSWs
    • Registered Nurses
    • Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors
    • Other Behavioral Health Specialists/Clinicians

    This training will provide an introduction to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Criteria. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of using a biopsychosocial assessment to develop an individualized treatment plan while taking into consideration a patient’s immediate needs and potential imminent danger. Participants will be given a case scenario for which they are to assess risk across the 6 ASAM dimensions, document the rationale for these risk ratings, while determining the appropriate services to be made available to assist the patient in the recovery process. The ASAM levels of care, along with the levels of withdrawal management will be reviewed. Finally, an overview of the required services under the Drug Medi-Cal Waiver will be provided.

  • Helping In The Post-Acute Phase of COVID-19
    12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    June 19, 2020


    To register, please register at:
    You will then receive a Zoom invitation to join the call. Sign Up Now!


    The world has been gripped by fear of this pandemic. The fear and uncertainty is primarily related to the current COVID-19 crisis.  For individuals staying tuned in the news, we are watching how the world is not meeting the medical needs and a broken medical systems that was not and is not still prepared to care for the endless numbers of positive corona virus patient cases, not having adequate testing nor a cure all, the vaccine we need.

    Of course most of us are facing fear, trauma, anxiety, and stress and experiencing panic attacks that we are not prepared to management – what can we do to cope with our fear and uncertainty?  How do we and our loved ones stay safe and be hopeful about when and how we will begin to live a life we can understand and implement?

    Understandably, these are issues we all have anxiety about, but how can we cope with our fear, stay safe and begin to live our lives again? How do we transition into our new normal?

    We have begun to see the shelter in place and lock down restrictions being lifted in California, throughout areas of the United States and areas around the world. A question I get often is how people will deal with the mental and emotional residue that will continue to impact us all in different ways by COVID-19? While past pandemics and natural disasters have some similarities to COVID-19, we have limited information about the mental and emotional impact on our communities and its people once the pandemic has passed. As we phase unto our new norm, ways of being we will see the collateral effects of lock down, isolation, unemployment, lack of finance, how we function and engage will never be the same. 

    And let us not forget those that have lost a loved one to the corona virus and the need to grieve and hold space for them – a different type of death were love, belonging and saying good byes took on an entire new experience. Many will have resulting stress, anxiety, trauma and fear. There is no one that has not been adversely impacted by COVID-19 on varying levels and degrees. 

    We discuss the possible mental health consequences we will see in clients and families as we continue to deal with the immediate and long-term effects of corona virus. As mental health and or addiction professionals, we will discuss how to best support our clients and offer the most effective and appropriate treatment interventions to address the wide variety of needs that individuals and families will present with during and after this crisis.


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