Addiction Counselor Training

The leading online provider of AFFORDABLE addiction counselor training

  • We have students in 48 countries

  • 90+ courses in multiple formats (video, text, live webinar and podcast) to meet your learning preferences

  • Instructors available 8am-8pm EST via their chat pages to answer your questions and help you apply the material.



Training Options

Addiction Counselor Self Study

  • Over 400 hours of  multimedia training designed for the adult learner
  • Work at your own pace 24/7/365
  • Multimedia resources, quizzes and certificates are included
  • Content is updated regularly
  • Instructors are available by email and text chat 7 days a week
  • Covers the core functions of the addiction counselor identified in TAP 21
  • Cost: $149   Buy Addiction Counsellor Certification Training Now
  • Is this the same training as that offered by competitors that charge $3000+.  YES.  While the initial cost to create the videos and the courses is high, the cost for you to take the courses is relatively low.  You are not paying instructors to be lecturing to you for 400 hours, you are watching pre-recorded videos.  So, we pass the savings on to you.
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Recovery Coach

Recovery Coaches usually do not have the extensive internship that counselors do.  Our 200+ hour curriculum walks you through everything you need to know about …

  • The profession of coaching
  • Recovery Coaching skills
  • Marketing

When you finish the series, you will have all the requisite knowledge to start coaching.  No additional practicum/internship hours are required.  No additional test.   Learn about the growing field of Recovery Coaching here 

Cost: $149  Buy the Recovery Coaching Certification Training Now

*Regulations change quickly.  Ensure that coaches are not regulated in your area.


Foundation Texts for Certification

These texts can be ordered or downloaded for FREE,  and form the foundation for the addiction counselor certification training. If you are ordering them, plan on it taking 4-6 weeks to receive your texts.

SAMHSA Publications

TAP Series

59. Improving Cultural Competence
57. Trauma-Informed Care in Behavioral Health Services
56. Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men
55. Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless
54. Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders
53. Addressing Viral Hepatitis in People With Substance Use Disorders
52. Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor
51. Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women
50. Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment
49s. Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice: A Review of the Literature
49. Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice
48. Managing Depressive Symptoms in Substance Abuse Clients During Early Recovery
47. Substance Abuse: Clinical Issues in Intensive Outpatient Treatment
46. Substance Abuse: Administrative Issues in Outpatient Treatment
45. Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment
44. Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System
43. Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs
42. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders
41. Substance Abuse Treatment: Group Therapy
40. Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction
39. Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy
38. Integrating Substance Abuse Treatment and Vocational Services
37. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with HIV/AIDS
36. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Child Abuse and Neglect Issues
35. Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment
34. Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse
33. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders
32. Treatment of Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders
30. Continuity of Offender Treatment for Substance Use Disorders from Institution to Community
29. Substance Use Disorder Treatment For People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
27. Comprehensive Case Management for Substance Abuse Treatment
26. Substance Abuse Among Older Adults

NIDA and Other Texts

These texts are also freely available and will be used throughout the course.

Preventing Drug Use among Children and Adolescents (In Brief)

Published January 1997. Revised October 2003. Presents research-based drug abuse prevention principles, an overview of program planning, and critical first steps for those learning about prevention.

Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment for Criminal Justice Populations – A Research-Based Guide

Published September 2006. Revised April 2014. Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment that can inform drug treatment programs and services in the criminal justice setting.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Published October 1999. Revised December 2012. Presents research-based principles of addiction treatment for a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs, that can inform drug treatment programs and services.

Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment for People With Stimulant Use Disorders: Clinical Series