About Us

This board was formed in 1992 to offer certification to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and to supervisors in alcohol and drug counseling and is based on the standards and methods offered by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, a multi-state and nation body organized to promote uniform professional standards and quality for the substance abuse counseling profession and to give the profession greater visibility in the U.S. and abroad.

Mission

Our goal is to provide competency-based certification that will assure quality care for those affected by substance abuse. Certification is a voluntary process whereby professionals with a special interest in providing treatment to substance abusers and their families may receive recognition for their competency. The purpose is to establish professional standards which enable counselors, allied health professionals, health service providers, third party payors, employers, and the general public to recognize qualified professionals in this field. Certification offers evidence that standards of knowledge, skill, experience, attitudes and demonstration of competency have been met.

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia, Inc., is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit body.

This Board was formed in 1992 to offer certification to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and to supervisors in alcohol and drug counseling and is based on the standards and methods offered by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, a multi-state and nation body organized to promote uniform professional standards and quality for the substance abuse counseling profession and to give the profession greater visibility in the U.S. and abroad. As a result of membership in IC&RC/AODA, our certified counselors may relocate to other states, the military services and other countries, and transfer their certification with a minimum of effort and expense.

The 12 Core Functions

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The process by which a client is determined appropriate and eligible for admission to a particular program.

The administrative and initial assessment procedures for admission to a program.

Describing to the client the general nature and goals of the program, rules governing client conduct and infractions that can lead to disciplinary action or discharge from the program, the hours during which various services are available and the patient schedule, treatment costs to be borne by the client, if any, and the client’s rights.

Those procedures by which a counselor/program identifies and evaluates an individual’s strengths, weaknesses, problems and needs for the development of the treatment plan.

The process by which the counselor and the client identify and rank problems needing resolution, establish agreed upon immediate and long term goals, and decide on the treatment methods and resources to be used.

The utilization of special skills to assist individuals, families or groups in achieving objectives through exploration of a problem and its ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions, and decision making.

Activities which bring services, agencies, resources or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals. It may involve liaison activities and collateral contacts.

Those services which respond to an alcohol and/or drug abuser’s needs during acute emotional and/or physical distress.

Provision of information to individuals and groups concerning alcohol and other drug abuse and the available services and resources.

Identifying needs of the client that cannot be met by the counselor or agency and assisting the client to utilize the support systems and community resources available.

Charting the results of the assessment and treatment plan, writing reports, progress notes, discharge summaries and other client-related data.

Relating with counselors and other professionals in regard to client treatment and services to assure comprehensive, quality care for the client.

Business Meeting Schedule

All meetings are open to the public and are from Noon to 2:00pm.

February 12, 2020

ADACBGA Office

777 Cleveland Ave SW

Suite 605

Atlanta, GA 30315

May 13, 2020

ADACBGA Office

777 Cleveland Ave SW

Suite 605

Atlanta, GA 30315

August 12, 2020

ADACBGA Office

777 Cleveland Ave SW

Suite 605

Atlanta, GA 30315

November 11, 2020

ADACBGA Office

777 Cleveland Ave SW

Suite 605

Atlanta, GA 30315