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Addiction Treatment Terms and Explanations


What is CAADE?

The California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE) was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1984.

Explanations and Other Terms Related to CAADE

The California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators is a 501(C)3 California not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1985. CAADE is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization. Federal Tax ID #77-0045316

CAADE is responsible for accrediting 40+ Community College and University Alcohol and Other Drugs Certificate Programs in California, Nevada, and Arizona.

CAADE developed and Administers the Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) Exam, a nationally accredited exam required for CAADE Certification as a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor. The CATC exam is available year-round by computer based testing offered at convenient locations in all 50 states.

CAADE has 3,000+ Registered Members.

CAADE has 2,000 Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors (CATCs). CATCs must pass a nationally-recognized examination after earning certificates and/or degrees from CAADE accredited Addiction Studies programs in regionally accredited colleges/universities. The CAADE Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor credential (CATC) IS ACCREDITED BY The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). California state law requires ALL employees and interns of Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities to register with a state certifying body. CAADE Registrations are valid for one year, and can be renewed annually. CAADE accredits Addiction Studies Certificate Programs in some 40 Community Colleges and Universities in California, Nevada, and Arizona, and is the only certifying body in California that requires college education for all of their counselors. CAADE developed and maintains the GUIDELINES FOR ALCOHOL/DRUG STUDIES PROGRAMS WITHIN HIGHER EDUCATION. The Guidelines Manual was funded by grants from the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and is the State's official curriculum standard for Addiction Studies programs in California.

Addiction Treatment - CAADE

Addiction treatment for primary drug and alcohol abuse, along with associated disorders caused by them involves intense rehabilitation (including intervention) and proven therapy methods. Structured in a way, such that all activities and time is focused on recovery, this process ensures eradication of negative behavior from drug abuse or alcohol addiction.

Primary treatment also known as residential treatment is to help individuals discover and find solutions to problems that have troubled them. These primary treatment programs have worked integrally to foster an environment equipped for the recovery process of individuals suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Experienced staff, which are professionally trained including psychologists, nurses, and therapists provide the safest setting possible for recovery from addiction.

Selecting a fully licensed and accredited treatment center is very important. All of our listed substance abuse recovery resources on RecoveryNowTV are licensed and certified in the field of primary treatment of alcohol abuse and drug addiction. These programs offers a very structured and in many instances a unique therapy process to the client that enables them to focus on the initial causes of their addictions. They understand that each client is different and has different needs and issues. They also work to address those issues in daily educational groups and with one on one private sessions with a licensed staff member.

Long Term Recovery - Outpatient Programs and Other Support

According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Individuals need to be engaged in treatment for an adequate length of time. For example, participation in outpatient or residential programs for less than 90 days is of limited or no effectiveness.”

Outpatient programs provide clients with more freedom of movement (unlike in residential programs) which allows them to maintain a regular commitment to family, work, and educational responsibilities. Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs share many similarities with residential treatment programs, but in a differently structured environment.

Support groups

It is suggested for many former clients to regularly attend support group meetings with other members who share their particular recovery problem. This can be a 12-step meeting, religious/spiritual group or medically supervised setting. It is in this spirit that members often identify themselves along with an admission of their problem.

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