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Certified Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Coordinator: Lisa Ellis
Office: University Hall, Room 2201
Phone Number: 973-655-7267


A Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) provides counseling, education and support to clients with substance abuse issues and their families.  CADC job responsibilities include individual and group counseling, assessment and referral services. CADCs work at a variety of settings including community clinics, inpatient, partial outpatient and outpatient facilities. According to the Department of Labor, CADCs have a projected job growth of 22% in the next five years.   

The courses in the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate program fulfill the educational requirements set by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of New Jersey (APCBNJ) for CADC eligibility. If they choose, students may apply to matriculate concurrently in the MA in Counseling Program.

Course RequirementsNJ State Requirements

Admission Information

All candidates must meet application and admission requirements as defined by The Graduate School.