Supporting the development and maintenance of a qualified, competent and numerable alcohol and drug professional workforce. Resources, webinars, trainings, conferences and learning communities for alcohol and drug prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery professionals, volunteers and those interested in entering the field.

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Professional Development Resources

The following organizations offer trainings for substance use professionals. Please note this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. 

AdCare Educational Institute of New England

New England School Summer School of Addictions Studies 

New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Services 

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Clinical, Treatment
Center for Health and Learning (CHL) SAPST, Ethics Training
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Prevention
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction ProfessionalsTreatment
New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center
Vermont Addiction Professionals’ Association (VAPA) Treatment
Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recover (VAMHAR) Recovery Vermont's Recovery Coach Academy
Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement & Innovation (VCPI) Substance Use and Mental Health System of Care

Alcohol & Drug Counselors - AAP, CADC, LADC

The Vermont Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) is responsible for certification and licensure of Apprentice Addiction Professionals (AAP), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC), and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC).

Alcohol & Drug Prevention Practitioners - CPS

Competency standards for substance use prevention practitioners are established by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). For practitioners interested in becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) contact the Vermont Prevention Certification Board.

Certified Recovery Coaches

Recovery Vermont coordinates the certification process for Certified Recovery Coaches. For more information please visit: Continuing Education and CEUs - Recovery Vermont  

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Substance Use Programs (DSU)

Vermont Department of Health
280 State Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-8340

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