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The Center for Addiction Studies and Research

The Center for Addiction Studies and Research is a New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board approved distance learning provider of education in the chemical dependency field. Distance learning courses are approved for Licensure as a Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) certification and continuing education requirements.

 

Educational Requirements

Licensure as a Substance Abuse Associate (LSAA)

Applicants must hold an associates degree in a counseling, counseling-related, or substance-abuse related field from an accredited institution.

Documentation of 90 clock hours of education in the areas of alcohol, drug, and counseling.

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning education.

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC)

Applicants must hold an associates degree in a counseling, counseling-related, or substance-abuse related field from an accredited institution.

Documentation of 276 clock hours in the following areas:

  • 90 hours in the field of alcohol abuse
  • 90 hours in the field of drug abuse
  • 90 hours in the field of counseling
  • 6 hours specific to alcohol and drug counseling ethics

There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning education.

Continuing Education Requirements

Documentation of 40 hours of approved continuing education every two years. There is no limit on the number of hours that can be earned through distance learning education. A minimum of 6 hours of ethics must be documented as part of the continuing education hours.

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