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Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran (SATF-CSP, Corcoran)

Contact Visiting Information

Main Phone: (559) 992-7100

Physical Address:

  • 900 Quebec Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212

Mailing Addresses:

  • Institution: P. O. Box 7100, Corcoran, CA 93212
  • Inmate Mailing Address:
    • Facility A & B. P.O. Box 5248, Corcoran, CA 93212
    • Facility C. P.O. Box 5246, Corcoran, CA 93212
    • Facility D & E. P.O. Box 5242, Corcoran, CA 93212
    • Facility F & G. P.O. Box 5244, Corcoran, CA 93212

Visiting Hours:

Saturdays and Sundays and Designated Holidays* from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Appointment Process:

Appointments for contact visits may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. Appointments for non-contact visits may be scheduled one week in advance. Between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. visiting staff will only process visitors that have an appointment. Visitors who do not have an appointment may walk-in at 12:30 p.m. However, walk-ins will be processed at the completion of scheduled appointments. Visitors should not arrive on institutional grounds more than 30 minutesprior to their scheduled appointment time.

There are three ways an appointment can be made for contact visits:

In Person:

When visitors exit the visitor processing center at the conclusion of their visit, they may schedule their next visit.

By Phone:

Visitors may make appointments by calling (559) 992-7526 on Tuesdays, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This phone line will only be answered on the aforementioned days and times.

Online using the Vistor Processing Appointment Scheduling System(VPASS)

The Visitor Processing Appointment Scheduling System, known as VPASS, is an online application offered as a service to help expedite the visitation scheduling process. Approved visitors may access VPASS to schedule an appointment between 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. When scheduling an appointment at CSATF for Facilities A-B-C select West Processing Center and for Facilities D-E-F-G select East Processing Center. The system will also allow the visitors to receive information about any changes to visitation via email or on the VPASS home page.

You can view a variety of video demonstrations (demos) and review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on CDCR’s main Visitation Page.

Visitors will be required to report to their respective Visitor Processing Centers 30 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment for processing. If the visitor arrives late for the scheduled appointment, they will not be processed as an appointment. Once open visiting begins at 1230 a.m. the visitor will then be allowed to process.

Non-Contact Visits:

Visitors may schedule an appointment for Non-Contact visits with inmates assigned to Short Term Restricted Housing (STRH) one week in advance by calling (559) 992-7100, extension 5712, Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visitors for non-contact visits are required to arrive (1) hour prior to their scheduled appointment. Late arrival may be result in cancellation of the scheduled visit.

Visiting Assistance:

A CDCR funded Visitor Center is at the institution operated by a community-based organization under contract to CDCR. The Visitor Center provides visiting assistance to family members and friends including a sheltered place to wait before and after visits, transportation to and from local transit terminals, childcare, clothing appropriate for visits on loan, and information about local resources, visiting rules and regulations. Visit this link to customize your driving directions.

Statewide Inmate Family Council Message:

Local Inmate Family Councils (IFC’s) are a gathering of family and friends of the incarcerated who meet regularly with Wardens to support visiting since keeping strong family connections with loved ones is a powerful rehabilitative tool. These IFC’s promote visiting by clarifying rules and regulations as well as discussing health, education, vocational training, packages, books, and related issues. For more information on connecting with a local IFC, please visit the Statewide IFC website .

About California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran

The primary mission of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison at Corcoran (CSATF/SP) is to protect the public by ensuring those inmates who are remanded to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) remain in custody, until they are scheduled to be released. CSATF/SP will accomplish this by employing the highest standards of Correctional Professionalism in the performance of our duties.

Protect staff by providing the proper equipment and best training that is available in the use of the equipment, and by ensuring staff are informed of Departmental Policy and Procedures, while consistently reinforcing that all behavior must fall within those guidelines.

Protect inmates by ensuring the CSATF/SP properly classify and house them within Departmental guidelines, by holding the inmate population and staff responsible for adhering to Departmental Policies and Procedures, and fairly enforcing all law and regulations.

Provide the inmate population access to the Department s Disability Placement Program (DPP), Developmental Disabled Program (DDP), medical, dental, and mental health services that meet the applicable standards. Work with medical staff to ensure competent, compassionate, and professional care is provided at all times.

Work with and provide support to the Office of Substance Abuse Programs for the purpose for establishing the best substance abuse treatment programs that are available to the population.

Provide educational, vocational, re-entry and self-help programs that are current by society s standards that will provide inmates life skills, and work skills that can be used in support of their efforts at reintegration into society.

Encourage public awareness and interactivity through or Citizens Advisory Counsel, and facilitating appropriate access by outside agencies, legislators, the media, and public to maintain accountability.

About the Warden

Stuart Sherman has been warden or acting warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran, since 2013. He has served in several positions since 2004, including chief deputy administrator and correctional administrator.

He held multiple positions at California State Prison, Corcoran, from 1997 to 2004, including correctional administrator, captain and correctional counselor. Sherman was a correctional counselor at North Kern State Prison from 1993 to 1997 and at the California Correctional Institution from 1991 to 1993.

He was a correctional officer at the California Medical Facility from 1986 to 1991.





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Welcome to Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab

Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab specializes in sobriety programs for men, women any clients dealing with any kind of addictive behavior. From alcoholism to drug addiction, Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab recognizes the differences of men verses clients addiction and emphasizes the great importance of a sobriety program created for all individuals tailored to their specific needs. Our partner program, Sober Companions Orange County, will help to show you how to live your life sober once you have completed treatment. This combination will help you or your loved one have an overall successful and happy ending to what, so far, has been a difficult journey.

Huntington Beach, CA

After having lost what feels like everything in your life, the love of your pet still exists. They don t care that you didn t come home when you said you would, wake up when you said you would, or be where you said you would be. They love you UNCONDITIONALLY.

At Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab. they understand the immense benefits of having your animal while getting sober. Located on the Pacific Coast in Orange County, you can bring your pet to the treatment. Your animal can stay with you in your own private room and help you through the journey which lies ahead.

Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab will be happy to refer you to a treatment center who can provide for your needs. This FREE Referral service is for clients who go through Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab for their initial rehab admission processing. Your assigned treatment center will then arrange for easy and affordable payment on your part. When you are referred by Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab. you know you can trust the treatment center you will be assigned to. We look for quality, competence and credibility because we only want the best for our clients.

**We accept some Insurance plans upon verification of the Insurance benefits. Some Detox fee s: substance abuse treatment fee s may be reimbursed. But it depends on your specific Medical Health Plan.

Most Insurance Accepted

Referrals to Sober Living and Referrals to Residential Treatment And Referrals to Outpatient Detox Treatment

We are #1 for rehab facilities coming from states surrounding California. We take people from all different states including Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, and even farther away states such as Kentucky and Ohio. Sometimes you need to get out of your comfort zone and away from negative influences to get over a drug or alcohol addiction. Come join us in beautiful Southern California with beach front rooms available. Recovery on the shore, there is nothing better. Call today!


At Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab. we have a special understanding of couples in love that abuse alcohol or drugs together. With over 20 years of experience, we have seen it all and treated it all! Couples that abuse substances together need a special approach when it comes to both parties’ recovery. When two people in love are both addicts, they enable each others bad habits and the addiction will only get worse. In order for either person to achieve sobriety, both lovers must enroll in recovery.

When you are in a relationship where drugs are in the spotlight, this will inevitably cause fights between the couple and negatively affect the relationship. It’s very common and happens all too often. You may think to yourself “All we do it argue now” or “my lover no longer appreciates me”. but if you take a step back and really look at the bigger picture, you will see that most of these negative aspects of your relationship only began when the drug abuse began. Both people’s abusive behavior will cloud each person’s judgement, you may even begin to feel hostility towards each other, turning your relationship into a love-hate situation. Take alcohol and/or drugs out of the equation, and in most cases you will find that there isn’t much to fight about anymore. When you remove the negative influence of substance abuse, you will come to find that the loathing and hateful feelings you each felt will no longer exist. Drug abuse commonly ruins what was once a happy, healthy relationship.

If you and your partner are seriously ready to stop the exhausting cycle of substance abuse, give us a call. At Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab. we will design an individualized, personal treatment program for you both. Your recovery path will be tailored to you, your lover, and your unique situation to ensure the highest probability of success. If you are ready to once again feel true love and regain the happy, hopeful relationship you used to have with one another, we are ready and waiting for your call!

Don’t let your relationship be another casualty of substance abuse! It’s never too late to recover together and reverse any damage that has been done. When you do your recovery through Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab. you and your loved one can come to detox together. You will have the option to stay together, in the same private room. This way, your privacy and intimacy does not have to be sacrificed.

You and your partner were addicted together, now you can recover together. You will act as each other’s support system, holding each other accountable and responsible. In addition, you will have highly trained medical staff assisting you both in detox, and licensed therapists to assist you both in rehabilitation, rebuilding, and recovery. When you stay with us at Pacific Ocean Drug Rehab. our exceptional staff will closely monitor you and your partner’s progress. Your success if our mission. Don’t wait any longer, text or call today to speak with an intake specialist. With our several facilities in and around Orange County, California, there will always be a spot open for you and your partner to come and learn how to live again!

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The ASSIST project – Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test

There is substantial evidence for the benefits of screening and brief intervention in primary health care for alcohol problems. However, there is a need for screening and brief interventions with cross-cultural relevance for substances other than alcohol or tobacco, such as cannabis, amphetamines, cocaine and opiates.

The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) was developed for the World Health Organization (WHO) by an international group of substance abuse researchers to detect and manage substance use and related problems in primary and general medical care settings. Primary health care professionals are well-positioned to provide interventions targeted to all substances irrespective of their legal status

Project phases

The ASSIST has undergone significant testing in three sequential phases (I, II and III) to ensure that it is feasible, reliable, valid, flexible, comprehensive and cross-culturally relevant, and able to be linked to brief interventions. ASSIST is currently in its fourth Phase aimed at world wide dissemination. See more information about the four phases in the right column.

The ASSIST screening test

ASSIST package

The ASSIST package is developed to help the primary health professionals to detect and manage substance use and related problems in primary and general medical care settings.

The package includes three different manuals:

  • The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): manual for use in primary care
    This manual introduces the ASSIST and describes how to use it in health care settings – particularly community based primary health care settings – to identify people who are using substances, so that a brief intervention (or referral) can be provided, as appropriate.
  • The ASSIST-linked brief intervention for hazardous and harmful substance use: a manual for use in primary care
    This manual explains the theoretical basis and evidence for the effectiveness of brief interventions and assists primary health care workers in conducting a simple brief intervention for clients whose substance use is putting them at risk.
  • Self-help strategies for cutting down or stopping substance use: a guide
    This guide helps patients that think that their substance use is putting them at risk of experiencing problems, to weigh up their substance use behavior and give them some ideas about how to change it.

The three different manuals in Spanish:

  • La prueba de detección de consumo de alcohol, tabaco y sustancias (ASSIST): Manual para uso en la atención primaria
    pdf, 569kb
  • Intervención breve vinculada a ASSIST para el consumo riesgoso y nocivo de sustancias: Manual para uso en la atención primaria
    pdf, 465kb
  • Estrategias de Autoayuda para reducir o eliminar el consumo de sustancias: Una guía
    pdf, 1.22Mb

ASSIST training resources

Published readings

WHO ASSIST Working Group (2002). The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): development, reliability and feasibility. Addiction, 97 (9): 1183-1194.

Humeniuk RE, Ali RA, Babor TF, Farrell M, Formigoni ML, Jittiwutikarn J, Boerngen de Larcerda R, Ling W, Marsden J, Monteiro M, Nhiwhatiwa S, Pal H, Poznyak V & Simon S (2008). Validation of the Alcohol Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST). Addiction 103(6): 1039-1047

Project reports

  • Validation of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and Pilot Brief Intervention: A Technical Report of Phase II Findings of the WHO ASSIST Project
    pdf, 1.34Mb
  • The Effectiveness of a Brief Intervention for Illicit Drugs Linked to the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) in Primary Health Care Settings: A Technical Report of Phase III Findings of the WHO ASSIST Randomized Controlled Trial
    pdf, 1.04Mb

Other WHO related activities

  • Involvement of nurses and midwives in screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances, 2010
    This report provides details of a review of the literature on the involvement of nurses and midwives in screening and brief interventions for hazardous and harmful use of alcohol and other psychoactive substances.




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What are Addiction Counselors?

Why you might want to think about becoming one.

It can be much more effective to treat addictions as an illness than as a criminal offence. Increasingly, people are being sentenced to treatment in lieu of, or in addition to, jail time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites court-ordered treatment as one of the reasons that the demand for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is rising so rapidly. Another reason, thankfully, is that more people are seeking treatment on their own! The future looks bright for skilled, dedicated addictions counselors. The BLS anticipates 27% growth between the years 2010 and 2020.

If you are interested in becoming an addiction counselor, know that you can break into the field at multiple levels. Some positions require less than an associate degree; others require a master’s. Your level of education will go a long way toward determining your scope of practice and the level of autonomy that you will have. It can mean there will be more career options available to you. You can expect it to have some bearing on your salary as well. The BLS states that job prospects are excellent for candidates with specialized training — many positions are difficult to fill!

A master’s degree will open up another career path: private practice. In this type of setting, you may work with more individuals who are in treatment by choice.

Capella University offers an Online Master’s in Addiction Studies as well as three online CACREP- accredited master’s programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling as well as a Post-Bacc Certificate in Addictive Behavior, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.

Addiction Counselor Educational Requirements

Your first step will be researching your own state’s legal requirements. Some states have an addiction treatment board that is separate from counseling. Candidates may be licensed at several levels. Master’s level counselors, though, will generally be licensed by the board of professional counseling. The details will vary from state to state.

Next, scout out educational programs. If you don’t have a degree yet, you may want to pursue a degree in addiction studies. If you have a degree — even better! Look into making yourself a competitive candidate for a master’s level program in addictions counseling. You will want to ask what level of licensing/ certification the program prepares you for. In some cases, there is more than one option. You may be prepared for entry level credentialing in drug abuse counseling in as little as a year, but you’ll need to put in more time, and complete more classes, to take the licensing exam for professional counselors. Another option is to enroll in a more general professional counseling program that lets you specialize in addictions counseling.

Antioch University offers a new Online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program that is in the CACREP accreditation process and mirrors the CACREP-accredited program delivered on campus. Specializations in: Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (SAAC) and Counseling Military Service Personnel and their Families (MSPF). Click here to contact Antioch University and request information about their programs.

27% growth is predicted from 2010 through 2020.

If you are seeking full licensure, you can expect to work under supervision after your degree has been conferred, usually for a period of at least two years.

Addiction Counselor Credentialing

You will probably take more than one credentialing exam along the way. Many states expect all professional counselors, regardless of specialty, to take the National Counselor Examination, administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Another exam that you may need to take is the Examination for Master Addiction Counselors, also offered by the NBCC. You will need to hold certification as a professional counselor through the NBCC. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate that you have had at least twelve graduate semester hours in addictions. (500 CEs hours can be substituted.) In order to take the exam, you will also need to have worked under supervision at least 20 hours a week for a total of three years, two of them post-master.

Passing the exam will grant you the title Master Addictions Counselor (MAC). If you hold this credential, you can seek Substance Abuse Professional status with the federal government.

Remember that state licensing is a separate process from national credentialing, even when the very same tests are required. Ultimately, you may end up with quite a few initials after your name… and quite a few job opportunities.

Find Out How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor in Your State





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California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran

Contents

Facilities

As of fiscal year 2005-2006, SATF had a total of 1,786 staff and an annual operating budget of $230 million. [2] As of September 2007, it had a design capacity of 3,424 but a total institution population of 7,459, for an occupancy rate of 217.8 percent. [5]

SATF’s 280 acres (110 ha) include the following facilities, among others: [2] [3]

  • Level II housing (“Open dormitories with secure perimeter fences”).
  • Level III housing (“Individual cells, fenced perimeters and armed coverage”).
  • Level IV housing (“Cells, fenced or walled perimeters, electronic security, more staff and armed officers both inside and outside the institution”).

SATF’s most well-known program involves “two self-contained treatment facilities (739 beds each). [which] were specifically designed to provide housing and residential substance abuse treatment for minimum security offenders with substance abuse problems.” [6] The program uses a “therapeutic community” model which had produced low recidivism rates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility at Rock Mountain and California Institution for Women. and which had also been used at California Rehabilitation Center. [6] [7] In the program, inmates “undergo at least 20 hours a week of individual and group substance abuse counseling, addiction education, relapse prevention, living skills workshops, anger management, conflict resolution, and even a class called ‘identification and change of criminal thought processes’.” [8] SATF has been described as “the largest addiction treatment center in the world.” [8]

History

Having been “authorized by legislation approved in 1993,” SATF opened in August 1997. [6] [7]

The California Office of the Inspector General issued a January 2003 report on health care at SATF that “suggest[ed] three inmate deaths in the previous two years could be attributed in part to negligent medical treatment.” [9] Per a newspaper article on the report before its public release, the problems at SATF “ranged from lax oversight that has led to the wasting of millions of taxpayer dollars to full-time doctors who see only a handful of patients and continually sleep on the job.” [9] The report was publicly released only in March 2004, and is available only in a version “heavily redacted” by lawyers of the administration of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. [10] [11]

In February 2007, the California Office of the Inspector General concluded “Numerous studies show that despite an annual cost of $36 million, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s in-prison substance abuse treatment programs [such as those at SATF] have little or no impact on recidivism.” [12] The report characterized the cumulative amount spent by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on substance abuse programs for inmates and parolees as “a $1 billion failure — failure to provide an environment that would allow the programs to work; failure to provide an effective treatment model; failure to ensure that the best contractors are chosen to do the job at the lowest possible price; failure to oversee the contractors to make sure they provide the services they agree to provide; failure to exert the fiscal controls necessary to protect public funds; failure to learn from and correct mistakes — and most tragically, failure to help California inmates change their lives and, in so doing, make our streets safer.” [12] In response, the Schwarzenegger administration reorganized the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and named a new head of its Division of Addiction and Recovery Services. [13] [14]

Notable inmates

The prison’s notable inmates include:

Current

  • Cameron Hooker. convicted for the sexual assault and kidnapping of Colleen Stan (also known as “the girl in the box”). Hooker was sentenced to 104 years’ imprisonment for holding Stan as his “sex slave” and will not be eligible for parole until 2022. [15]

Former

  • Actor Robert Downey Jr. entered SATF in August 1999 to serve a three-year sentence for a “parole violation that stemmed from a 1996 drug conviction.” [16] In August 2000, he was released early “on orders from the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles” because he had received credit for “time served on related misdemeanor charges and for time already served in drug rehabilitation programs.” [17]
  • Music Producer Phil Spector. convicted of murder in 2009 and serving 19 years to life; transferred to Corcoran in mid-2009. [18] [19]

References

External links





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What are Addiction Counselors?

Why you might want to think about becoming one.

It can be much more effective to treat addictions as an illness than as a criminal offence. Increasingly, people are being sentenced to treatment in lieu of, or in addition to, jail time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites court-ordered treatment as one of the reasons that the demand for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is rising so rapidly. Another reason, thankfully, is that more people are seeking treatment on their own! The future looks bright for skilled, dedicated addictions counselors. The BLS anticipates 27% growth between the years 2010 and 2020.

If you are interested in becoming an addiction counselor, know that you can break into the field at multiple levels. Some positions require less than an associate degree; others require a master’s. Your level of education will go a long way toward determining your scope of practice and the level of autonomy that you will have. It can mean there will be more career options available to you. You can expect it to have some bearing on your salary as well. The BLS states that job prospects are excellent for candidates with specialized training — many positions are difficult to fill!

A master’s degree will open up another career path: private practice. In this type of setting, you may work with more individuals who are in treatment by choice.

Capella University offers an Online Master’s in Addiction Studies as well as three online CACREP- accredited master’s programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling as well as a Post-Bacc Certificate in Addictive Behavior, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.

Addiction Counselor Educational Requirements

Your first step will be researching your own state’s legal requirements. Some states have an addiction treatment board that is separate from counseling. Candidates may be licensed at several levels. Master’s level counselors, though, will generally be licensed by the board of professional counseling. The details will vary from state to state.

Next, scout out educational programs. If you don’t have a degree yet, you may want to pursue a degree in addiction studies. If you have a degree — even better! Look into making yourself a competitive candidate for a master’s level program in addictions counseling. You will want to ask what level of licensing/ certification the program prepares you for. In some cases, there is more than one option. You may be prepared for entry level credentialing in drug abuse counseling in as little as a year, but you’ll need to put in more time, and complete more classes, to take the licensing exam for professional counselors. Another option is to enroll in a more general professional counseling program that lets you specialize in addictions counseling.

Antioch University offers a new Online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program that is in the CACREP accreditation process and mirrors the CACREP-accredited program delivered on campus. Specializations in: Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (SAAC) and Counseling Military Service Personnel and their Families (MSPF). Click here to contact Antioch University and request information about their programs.

27% growth is predicted from 2010 through 2020.

If you are seeking full licensure, you can expect to work under supervision after your degree has been conferred, usually for a period of at least two years.

Addiction Counselor Credentialing

You will probably take more than one credentialing exam along the way. Many states expect all professional counselors, regardless of specialty, to take the National Counselor Examination, administered by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Another exam that you may need to take is the Examination for Master Addiction Counselors, also offered by the NBCC. You will need to hold certification as a professional counselor through the NBCC. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate that you have had at least twelve graduate semester hours in addictions. (500 CEs hours can be substituted.) In order to take the exam, you will also need to have worked under supervision at least 20 hours a week for a total of three years, two of them post-master.

Passing the exam will grant you the title Master Addictions Counselor (MAC). If you hold this credential, you can seek Substance Abuse Professional status with the federal government.

Remember that state licensing is a separate process from national credentialing, even when the very same tests are required. Ultimately, you may end up with quite a few initials after your name… and quite a few job opportunities.

Find Out How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor in Your State





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Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Substance Abuse Counselor Certification

In accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes 321-193(10), the Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), certifies substance abuse counselors and program administrators.

Hawaii is a member board of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. (IC RC/AODA). The IC RC is a voluntary international organization comprised of substance abuse credentialing boards representing 41 states, the U.S. military, various Indian Health Service Organizations, and a range of countries. As a member board, Hawaii subscribes to the international standards prescribed by the IC RC and published in the IC RC guidelines (website: icrcaoda.org). Counselors certified in Hawaii have reciprocity with other IC RC member boards.

PLEASE READ:
Processing Days:
Wednesday and
Thursday. All new candidates, and work/education verification updates.
Due to the increase of candidates, respond time may take up to 4-6 weeks.
All Renewals will be reviewed as received.

Please Read This Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Certification and Training Before Proceeding to Any Applications!

Administrative Rules (PDF)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL CERTIFICATION TESTING FOR 2015 (PDF)

Information regarding the Reciprocity Process to Other IC RC Member Boards (PDF)

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) General Application

Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) General Application

Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) General Application

Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional (CCJP) General Application

Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional-Diplomate (CCDP-D) General Application

*Applicants for the CCDP-D credential: Due to upcoming changes by IC RC for the CCDP-D, credential, please contact the Certification Office of ADAD at 808-692-7518 BEFORE applying.

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Applications For Licensed Professionals or Program Administrators

Hawaii Department of Health
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
601 Kamokila Blvd. Room 360
Kapolei, Hawai’i, 96707
(808) 692-7506





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The World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse organizes, for the first time, the global Forum on alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours (FADAB) with a primary goal to enhance public health actions in these areas by strengthening partnerships and collaboration among public health oriented organizations, networks and institutions in the era of Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG 2030).

The forum will take place from 26 to 28 June 2017 at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Participation in the forum is by invitation only.

The World Health Assembly to discuss
the public health dimension of the world drug problem “> The World Health Assembly to discuss
the public health dimension of the world drug problem

The World Health Assembly to discuss
the public health dimension of the world drug problem “>

The 140th session of the WHO Executive Board (EB), in January 2017, included further discussion on the topic “Public health dimension of the world drug problem,” as decided at the sixty-ninth World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2016.

In preparation for the EB, the WHO Secretariat published an update on the Secretariat’s activities on the public health dimensions of the world drug problem, including collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). The discussions will continue in the World Health Assembly in May 2017

In her opening remarks at to 60th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna 13th March, Dr Margaret Chan urged that policies to combat the world drug problem must be based on the medical and scientific evidence. She reconfirmed WHO`s commitment, as a public health agency, to continue to play its role in addressing the critical public health elements of the world drug problem in collaboration with relevant UN agencies, including UNODC and other partners, and keep these efforts high on the agenda in forthcoming sessions of WHO`s governing bodies.

Strengthening collaboration with UNODC

WHO and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) have made official plans for strengthened collaboration on the public health issues relating to drug use around the world. The Memorandum of Understanding signed builds on the ongoing collaboration between the two UN entities, already intensive in the areas of drug dependence treatment and care. Areas for further joint work will include prevention of drug use and drug use disorders, improving access to medicines under international control, addressing the challenges of new psychoactive substances (NPS) and monitoring drug use and its health and social consequences.

Joint UNESCO, UNODC and WHO publication
on education sector responses to substance use “> Joint UNESCO, UNODC and WHO publication
on education sector responses to substance use

In 2017, UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) released a booklet on Education sector responses to the use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs, in the UNESCO series Good Policy and Practice in Health Education.

The Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) provides easy and rapid access to a wide range of alcohol-related health indicators. It is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries.

This web site contains information pertaining to psychoactive substance use and abuse, and also information about the World Health Organization’s projects and activities in the areas of substance use and substance dependence.

WHO is the only agency dealing with all psychoactive substances, regardless of their legal status. WHO’s mandate in the area of psychoactive substance use includes:

  • Prevention and reduction of the negative health and social consequences of psychoactive substance use;
  • Reduction of the demand for non-medical use of psychoactive substances;
  • Assessment of psychoactive substances so as to advise the United Nations with regard to their regulatory control.

Since its founding in 1948, WHO has played a leading role in supporting countries to prevent and reduce the problems due to psychoactive substance use, and in recommending which psychoactive substances should be regulated. In 2000, the Department of Substance Abuse was merged with the Department of Mental Health to form the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, reflecting the many common approaches of management of mental health and substance use disorders.





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From the owner: William I. Perry, Ph.D. I have a fully online psychology practice specializing in addictions and other substance abuse, depression and anxiety disorders. Get the help you need without ever having to leave home!

She ended therapy when I requested my file. She wouldn t send file until I filed a complaint with Office of Civil Rights. My file contains 120 pages of my recorded sessions for a year without knowledge of being recorded and no consent. See YouTube: Illegal Ultimatum to hear how she ended therapy with an ultimatum.

What is the actual phone number to the facility and the address??

February 8, 2017 Dear Community Friend, On behalf of the Butler County Educational Service Center Early Childhood Programs, we would like to invite you to participate in our 2017 Wellness Resource Fair that will be held during the annual Nutrition Health Fair. The Fair is a comprehensive approach to Nutrition and Health empowerment for Butler and Preble County Head Start and Early Head Start parents, children and staff. We try to provide the families an opportunity to participate in.

My husband is going to this facility from jail. Does anyone have any information about this place you can share w/me so that I can prepare him for what he s looking at. Thank you very much!

Leslie Wayne Frazier is a pathological liar and is under review by the KY Psychology Board. He has been falsely claiming to have been a POW in Vietnam and encourages his patients to self medicate. He is a dangerous counselor and has very poor ethics.

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