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Licensed Alcohol/Drug Abuse Certification Courses

Substance abuse continues to be a growing problem that affects not just abusers, but also disrupts the lives of their families and friends. You can make a difference.

Bellevue University’s Licensed Alcohol/Drug Abuse Certification Courses include three classes that can be applied toward state licensure as a substance abuse counselor. Training can also be used to provide continuing education hours that can be applied toward the renewal of a state license and/or the application or renewal for national certification.

The Bellevue University LADC program is approved by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. This important recognition means that the contact hours or CEUs earned will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission.

  • 2 WEEKS EACH, 100% ONLINE: Each class runs for two weeks. Use of interactive and innovative technology facilitates instruction.
  • COST: LADC 35 - $257.50; LADC 36 - $385.00; LADC 37 - $257.50.
    Please note that these classes are not for college credit, and financial aid will not cover the cost.

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LADC 35- Alcohol/Drug Assessment, Case Planning, and Management (40 Hours) addresses clinical assessment, case planning, and case management including, but not limited to, Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (S-MAST), Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI), Alcohol Drug Abuse Assessment (ADAD) and the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) in management of clients with drug and alcohol addictions. Students learn basic principles of measurement by examining a variety of instruments used in chemical dependency counseling settings. Analysis of sample cases will provide an active-learning approach for addressing the full range of services used in managing cases in an ethical and professionally effective manner.

LADC 36- Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Alcohol/Drug (45 Hours) Use examines the physical, psychological, and sociological aspects of alcohol and drug use, abuse, and dependence. Students examine their belief systems about drug and alcohol use and review the assessment and processes of dependence, addiction, and withdrawal; covering signs, symptoms, and behavior patterns. An overview of the basics of drug pharmacology, including alcohol; reviewing the physiology and the effects of drugs and alcohol on the human body; and alcohol and drug tolerance. Included will be the etiological, behavioral, cultural, and demographic aspects of alcohol and drug use, abuse, and addiction.

LADC 37-Clinical Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency (40 Hours) addresses treatment issues specific to alcohol/drug disorders, including dual diagnosis and the impact of physical and mental health disorders on treatment. Other treatment topics include genetic and generational influences; enabling and disease concepts; role of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other 12-step programs; and unique issues related to special populations.

Timeframes for LADC 35, 36, and 37 are two weeks in length each. All required coursework must be completed within the two week timeframe. Use of interactive and innovative technology through Blackboard is the method of asynchronous instruction.


Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee state or regional certification or licensure. Refer to your state licensing agency for specific information on certification requirements.

LADC Class Dates

  • LADC_035 - November 17, 2014
    LADC_037 - December 1, 2014
  • LADC_035 - January 12, 2015
    LADC_036 - January 26, 2015
    LADC_037 - February 9, 2015
  • LADC_035 - March 16, 2015
    LADC_036 - March 30, 2015
    LADC_037 - April 13, 2015
  • LADC_035 - June 1, 2015
    LADC_036 - June 15, 2015
    LADC_037 - June 29, 2015
  • LADC_035 - August 10, 2015
    LADC_036 - August 24, 2015
    LADC_037 - September 7, 2015
  • LADC_035 - October 19, 2015
    LADC_036 - November 2, 2015
    LADC_037 - November 16, 2015

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