Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling: The Differences Between LADC and CADC Certification

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling: The Differences Between LADC and CADC Certification

By: by Douglas Klier, M.A., C.A.C., Adjust Faculty, Assumption College The first key difference between the Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC) and the Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC) exams is the required formal education level required for exam eligibility. For the CADC, an advanced degree may be required, while LADC certification applicants can […]

What You Can Do With a Bachelor’s in Human Services

What You Can Do With a Bachelor’s in Human Services

By: Continuing & Career Education at Assumption College Saturday, January 2, 2016 Have you ever wondered what the career opportunities look like for those who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services? Human Services is a massive and personally rewarding field that encompasses many of the “helping professions”. A degree in Human Services equips you […]

Personal Experience with Substance Abuse: Why Many Counselors are Drawn to the Field

Personal Experience with Substance Abuse: Why Many Counselors are Drawn to the Field

By: Douglas Klier, M.A., C.A.C., Adjunct Faculty, Assumption College Thursday, November 19, 2015 When I ask counseling students why they chose to dedicate their professional lives to working with people with disabilities, the responses vary from being inspired by their own personal experience with substance abuse (or those of friends or family)—to wanting to help […]

Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Plan to Increase Opportunities for Substance Abuse Counselors

Governor Baker’s Opioid Addiction Plan to Increase Opportunities for Substance Abuse Counselors

By: Douglas Klier, M.A., C.A.C., Adjunct Faculty, Assumption College Tuesday, November 10, 2015 There were 1,008 unintentional opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts in 2014. 113 of them were in Worcester County alone. Most were the result of a heroin overdose. The grim tally for 2015 is expected to be higher. The report from Massachusetts Department of Public […]

Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CADACs) to be Positively Impacted by Opiate Task Force Recommendations and State Funding

Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CADACs) to be Positively Impacted by Opiate Task Force Recommendations and State Funding

By: Douglas Klier, M.A., C.A.C., Adjunct Faculty, Assumption College Wednesday, August 19, 2015 In March 2014, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a Public Health Emergency across the Commonwealth. People were dying from opiate overdoses at a rate never seen before. Heroin has always had a strong presence in low-income urban communities, but the latest epidemic […]