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 5/24/22
New classes will start June 21, 2022. 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 www.AddictionCounselorTraining.com
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 will be providing LCDC test prep on June 18, 2022 from 9 AM-5 PM. Please pay in advance as there will be an additional $30 fee added at the door. Deadline for early registration is June 13, 2022.
Books are available for purchase so please let us know if you need to purchase the test prep manual or order one in advance from the distributor.
Please call in advance to ensure seating. $150 per class
210-541-8400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes will be held at 12042 Blanco Road, Suite 101 at the Addiction Counselor Training School (across from Churchill High School). https://acts2001.com/index.php/addiction-counselor-training-school/
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|
|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|
(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
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:
|Texas Workforce Commission-Vocational Rehab
Contact Elizabeth Ibarra
|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 VOCATIONAL REHAB 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 – Twelve Core Functions / 8 Global Criteria / KSA
- Course 6 – Addiction and the Family
- 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.
STUDENT COMPLAINT POLICY
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: www.Texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents
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