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Many people ask, “Why should I attend the addiction Counselor training school versus going to college or a university?”

If you have a good grasp on recovery concepts and competency to practice what we teach in our school, you should be able to start working in the field as an intern within 8 months instead of 2 years for your Associates degree in addiction counseling. Texas Department Of State Health Services allows students to take up to 5 years to finish the rest of their courses towards their Associates degree in counseling. If you already have an Associates, Bachelors or Masters degree, we help you acquire the remaining classes you need to start working in the field.

News Update 2/17/2020

New classes will start 3/3/2020. You can start any class every 5 weeks as long as you attend the entire class.

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!  Our Houston School is now open and if you are looking for a school run by a team of professionals in the field with over 20 years of experience, check our link to the Houston location at 

Carol Cloud who ran the Houston LCDC Training school for over 20 years has opened the Houston Addiction Counselor Training School. 


San Antonio received the Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission on August 24, 2016 and had our first graduate on September 12, 2017.   We are scheduling appointments for interested students to call us and register. Please call Steve or Laura at 210-541-8400 to start the classes or come in and look at the facilities. Classes will be small and personal, but we do have space to grow.

We are continuously updating the curriculum to include new therapeutic approaches and improve on old techniques.

All students will be required to attain an Associate’s Degree within 5 years of obtaining the LCDC Intern status become a fully Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. The 270 hours is approved for 18 CEU hours, the 300-hour practicum is approved for 7 CEU hours at some universities. The acceptance of the hours is at the discretion of each university. We are working with online colleges and Universities to help our students enter the field immediately and acquire the Associates degree during their internship.




NOTE – We receive phone calls from several facilities throughout the state seeking LCDC’s, and Counselor Interns; there are numerous opportunities.


Just for clarification:

Continuing education workshops are monitored and approved by TCBAP.

The Addiction Counselor Training School provides the 270 required education hours and the 300 hours of supervised practicum necessary to become an LCDC Intern.

We are a Texas Workforce Commission regulated Proprietary School/Career School. License number S4959

Addiction Counselor Training School is offering some continuing education courses at our training institute for Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors on beginning March 7, 2020. If you would like to register for any of the continuing education courses, or teach and receive pay and take 1 additional class, please contact Laura Beesinger at (210) 541-8400. 

$25 each for 3 CEUs for LCDC –12042 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 Call us at (210) 541-8400 to sign up.

Please call 541-8400 if you would like to attend a workshop or to request a specific topic or email us at

Date and Time Topic Presenter Description

9 AM-noon

Abuse and Neglect part 1 Bruce Cooper




A two part class that meets DHHS standards for inpatient and outpatient treatment programs

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Abuse and Neglect part 2

9 AM-noon

Ethics in Our Field Bruce Cooper LCDC, CCS, NCACII, AADC, CCJP Addressing conflicts and applying best practices as counselors.

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Understanding HIV, STD’s, Hep C and TB Sean Baker, BBA Medical aspects of transmitted illnesses, treatments and how they are impacted by addictions

9 AM-noon

Drumming and Interactive Groups: How to Run Them Bruce Cooper LCDC, CCS, NCACII, AADC, CCJP Community education, connection and a spiritual program. Practices for attendees to use in groups.

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Spirituality and Ethical Leadership


Dr. Mary Rose Johnson Business ethics are lacking in our society. What spiritual practices do we need to develop in order to become spiritual corporate leaders?

9 AM-noon

Socioeconomic Differences: Ethics or Culture? Lauren Evenski


How are we treating people based on their socioeconomic status?

1:30 PM-4:30 PM

Family Support Groups and Family Dynamics in a Family with Substance Use Issues Bruce Cooper LCDC, CCS, NCACII, AADC, CCJP


Understanding the impact addiction has on the family and the family has on addictions.
 Please call 210-541-8400 if you have any questions.


Please call in advance to ensure seating. $25 per class

210-541-8400 or

Please send an email if you would like to be a presenter or have a need for a specific topic to  

To become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, you must complete a 270-hour education course, a 300-hour practicum and 4000 hours (2 years full time) as a supervised intern. You will also be required to pass a written exam, pay a licensing fee and have a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Counseling.

The costs for the classes are:

$600 per course (7 courses)

$25 Application fee (non-refundable)

Description Days and Times Fees Comments
6 Classes

6 months

Tuesday 5pm to 9pm

Saturday 9am to 5 pm

4 weeks on, 1 week off,  for 7-8 months

 $600.00 The required 270 hours necessary to acquire your LCDC.
Books and manuals    $439.61 Required
Application Fee   $25.00 Non-refundable

(Minimum 8 weeks)

Per your schedule and the schedule assigned to you by the treatment facility.  $600.00 The required 300 hours necessary to acquire your LCDC.

Meet weekly with Practicum Instructor

Total Cost    4664.61  

             The total balance is preferred at the time of registration. Payment options are available



If you are in need of funding, these are a few alternatives:



Agency Type Qualifications Pros
Texas Workforce Commission-DARS

TWC Vocational Rehabilitation – Adults

Call:  800-628-5115


Government Grant To be approved and tested by TWC criteria

Disabled or handicapped

(Recovering addict or alcoholic = disabled)

To be tested and approved by TWC / DARS criteria

Pro: No repay. If you are a recovering alcoholic or addict you may qualify, depending on your education, past wages and a thorough evaluation by TWC Staff. Please call your closest TWC office and ask for a DARS evaluation.  LCDC is becoming a high priority job in Bexar County.  Surrounding Counties have sent students to our school since the need for treatment is heavy in rural areas also. 

Cons: Surrounding counties are more open to funding this training.

Bank Loan Loan Based on your credit Pro: Check with CPA if there are any benefits for school and deductions.
In House Payment Plans  Payment Arrangements  Set up a payment plan  We offer 4 month, 6 month, 8 month, up to 10 month payment plans



The curriculum topics will include:

  • Course 1 – Basics of Addiction and Physiology of Addiction
  • Course 2 -Basic Counseling Skills
  • Course 3 -Ethics and Special Treatment Issues
  • Course 4 -Counseling Theories
  • Course 5 -Addiction and the Family
  • Course 6 – Twelve Core Functions / 8 Global Criteria / KSA
  • Practicum (Requires the previous 6 classes)

If you would like more information please call 541-8400 and we will direct you to the current representatives from the school.



This school has a certificate of approval from the Texas workforce commission.  The TWC assigned school number is: S 4959.  The schools programs are approved by TWC.  Students must address their concerns about the school or any of its educational program for following the grievance procedures outlined in the schools catalog.  Students dissatisfied with the school’s response that complaints or who were not able to file a complaint with the school can file a formal complaint with TWC as well as other relevant agencies or creditors if applicable.  Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s website at:

If you have any further questions, please contact us at:
Alamo City Treatment Services
Positive Recovery -San Antonio
Addiction Counselor Training School-San Antonio
Kendall County Offender Education Program
12042 Blanco Rd., Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78216

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