Continuing Education & Development

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.

Recovery Coach Training Academy

Based on our flagship training, the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, this curriculum delivers a more basic, introductory version of Recovery Coaching for those who want a general understanding of the recovery process. By focusing on the foundational principles of Recovery Coaching, the individual can better support and embrace loved ones and colleagues as well as the millions of people living in recovery in our communities. Much like the journey of Recovery, this training provides an emotionally rich experience, combined with skills and techniques for real life application.

  • Define and increase fluency in the language of Recovery 
  • Build capacity for understanding, support, and advocacy of Recovery 
  • Learn about specific skills sets key to supporting Recovery 
  • Create a learning community which advances the recognition, acceptance, and support of Recovery

Home of the nationally recognized Recovery Coach Academy, the leading training program for Recovery Coaches worldwide. Our programs focus on the Art and Science of Recovery Coaching and are based on the fundamentals of coaching excellence.

What is the Recovery Coach Training offered at High Point?

The Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MBSACC) requires 60 education hours as part of the requirements to obtain a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Credential (CARC). High Point provides 46 of those hours free of charge to qualifying employees. Qualifying employees include those hired for specific roles and individuals past their 90-day introductory period. These education hours are broken into two classes. Please visit the Upcoming Events section on the Education and Development homepage for more details.

Related Documents Section

  • MBSACC Recovery Coach Application 
  • Requirements Recovery Coach Class 1 
  • Registration Recovery Coach Class 2 Registration