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ACT Program

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

ACT stands for “addiction counselor training.” The ACT program provides the educational components required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. This program satisfies the required 270 curriculum hours needed for an individual to become eligible to take the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) exam and attain Licensure Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). 

Where to start?

Begin by completing an ​​​​​​​application (link to the right). There are applications for students, as well as instructors. To be eligible, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Instructor qualifications include a Master’s degree in behavioral science and field experience. If you have a Bachelor’s degree, include your official college transcripts for possible waiver opportunities. Student applicants should review the LADC checklist for additional application’s requirements. Applications are due at least two weeks prior to the start of each course.

What does the ACT program cost?

The ACT program is offered at no charge to High Point employees, who have been with our organization for one year and work at least 30 hours per week. The ACT program is also offered at a discounted rate to part-time employees, per diem, etc. and staff still within their first year of employment. ​​​​​​​Course materials are not included.

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