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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of addictions counseling and emphasizes the role of collaboration in seeking and using community resources. Students learn about resources available in New Jersey to assist clients. The course looks at the criminal justice system and its levels of involvement in addictions treatment. This course introduces students to the basic skills required for professional readiness including documentation and identifying levels of care. This class identifies and introduces underlying principles and competencies of modern addiction counseling, its complexity and application. This course helps to fulfill the educational requirements of the Certification Board of NJ to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Following completion of the educational requirements for the CADC students need to complete 3000 hours of supervised fieldwork experience to receive the certification.