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News Update 1/29/19


GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!  We received our Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission on August 24, 2016 and had our first graduate on September 12, 2017. We started our most recent classes on August 14, 2018 and students can start any month. We are starting the beginning of our new semester – Course 1 on March 19, 2019.  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 in June. If you would like to register for any of the continuing education courses please contact Laura Beesinger or Jessica Smith 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

Addiction Counselor Training School

June 2019 CEU’s

12042 Blanco Rd, Suite 101, San Antonio TX 78216

June 8 9am-noon “NAADAC Ethical Principle IV -Working in a Culturally Diverse World

Lauren Evenski, LMSW, LCDC

Lauren has served the San Antonio community as both a residential and an outpatient substance use treatment counselor, and as a case manager. Lauren is currently employed with the Center for Health Care Services, and with the San Antonio Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
1:30 -4:30 “HIV/STD/HCV/TB”

Lawrence Diaz

Certified Peer Support Specialist, Trauma Informed Peer Support, Intentional Peer Support, Seeking Safety

Mr. Diaz received his HIV/AIDS/STD education training from the University of Southern California’s African American AIDS Policy and Training Institute in Los Angles, California.  Dialogue focused – not lectures.. The more questions the better the session
June 15 9am-noon “Opiate Treatment: Treated, Not Substituted”

Steven Murphy LCDC, AADC

Steve Murphy has been in the field for almost 40 years as a counselor, program director and instructor for schools and treatment centers.
1:30 -4:30 “The Coming Wave of Big Marijuana – We Aren’t Ready!”

Steven Murphy LCDC, AADC

Steve is the Director of

Addiction Counselor Training School, Positive Recovery IOP, PHP and SOP

June 22 9am-noon “Group Dynamics in Substance Abuse Counselling”

Sylvia Luna, LPC-S, LCDC

Sylvia is the director with Wellness Center for Families of Faith, a non-profit improving the lives of people affected by serious mental illness through education
1:30 -4:30 “Relapse Prevention in Treatment and Recovery”

Sylvia Luna, LPC-S, LCDC

June 29 9am-noon “HIV, Clinical Counseling Approaches”

Sean Baker, BBA

HIV Prevention Administrator

Sean has a BBA from Wayland Baptist University. Is the Clinical Services Administrator at The Center for Health Care Services and has been working with the Prevention Intervention unit for 10 years. He developed the Overdose prevention program for the State of Texas.
1:30 -4:30 “Which Clinical Supervision Stage Are You In?”

Steven Murphy LCDC, AADC

Which Stage are you in as supervisor and what stage are your interns?

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:


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