Journal of Human Services
The steady growth of the substance abuse and addiction field in addition to the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACT) increases the need for competent and credentialed substance abuse professionals. As generalists in the helping field, human services professionals would benefit from education and sufficient credentialing in substance abuse and addiction treatment. The authors of this article suggest that substance abuse and addiction education be considered for inclusion at the accreditation level for human services programs. Furthermore, a discussion of the Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) international credential and its benefits and implications for human services professionals will be presented.
Original Publication Citation
Winfield, C., Cole, R., & Craigen, L. (2016). The Affordable Care Act and addiction treatment: Preparing the undergraduate human services professional. Journal of Human Services, 36(1), 37-45.
Winfield, Chaniece; Cole, Rebekah; and Craigen, Laurie, "The Affordable Care Act and Addiction Treatment: Preparing the Undergraduate Human Services Professional" (2016). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 30.