Publication sorts out credentialing standards.
Addiction professionals looking to make sense of the varying
licensure, certification and credentialing standards among states for
treatment facilities and counselors should obtain a copy of a new
publication from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA). A National Review of State Alcohol and Drug
Treatment Programs and Certification Standards for Substance Abuse
Counselors and Prevention Professionals lists state-by-state information
in areas such as facility and program approval processes; fees charged;
and national accreditations accepted in lieu of state accreditation.
The publication also includes information on types of treatment
services provided by states. Copies of the publication are available
free of charge from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug
Information (NCADI). To obtain a copy, call (800) 729-6686 or visit