What Does NAADAC Training Bring?

“Cigarette Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling Certificate Training” is one of the most important training programs for those who have knowledge in this field and want to provide consultancy. This program adds knowledge and equipment to those who want to work in drug addiction treatment and counseling centers, as well as in the legal system. The program is approved by the United States Substance Use Consultants Association (NAADAC) and has the NAADAC logo on the certificate.

What is the Validity Status of the Certificate?

The Ministry of Education issued certificates (TRNC), Cyprus Institute of Mental Health, United States Association of Addiction Therapists, NAADAC Substance Abuse Unit, USA, has validity in Turkey and other countries.

NAADAC, Addiction Professionals Association

NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 95,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals specializing in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education. NAADAC members and 47 governmental organizations, an important part of the healthcare industry, strive to create healthier individuals, families and communities through addiction prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

NAADAC is the global organization of addiction-focused professionals that foster the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Established in 1972 as the National Association of Alcoholism Consultants and Educators (NAACT), the primary purpose of the organization was to develop the field of professional counselors with professional qualifications and backgrounds. The organization flourished and became the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Consultants (NAADAC) in 1982, bringing together professionals working to achieve positive results in alcohol and drug services. NAADAC’s new name – NAADAC, Addiction Professionals Association – was adopted in 2001 and reflects the growing diversity of addiction services professionals active in counseling, prevention, intervention, treatment, education, and research: counselors, administrators, social workers and others.

What is Addiction?

Science has shown that addiction is a brain disease that responds well to treatment. Research provides a better understanding of how drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other chemicals affect the brain. NAADAC supports ongoing research and is a strong advocate for policies that increase its understanding and funding for addiction prevention and treatment.

Addiction is the number one public health problem in the United States today. According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for Health and Human Rights Services, approximately 22.1 million people aged 12 and over required treatment for a substance use disorder in 2010. About 10% of the 22.1 million people in the US population only 2.6 million (11.2 percent of those in need of treatment) received the care they needed.

How Does NAADAC Help?

NAADAC promotes excellence in care by advocating the highest quality and up-to-date science-based services for clients, families and communities. NAADAC does this by providing training, clinical training, and certification. The organization’s national certification programs include National Certified Addiction Counselor, Nicotine Depemence Specialist credentials and Masters Addiction Counselor assignments. NAADAC has approved more than 21,000 consultants who play an important role in maintaining quality healthcare and protecting the well-being of the public. NAADAC’s nationally certified consultants try to provide appropriate treatment for everyone who needs treatment.

“NAADAC’s Mission is to direct, unite and empower addiction-focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, practice standards, ethics, professional development and research.” NAADAC Mission Status adopted in 1998.


Content of the Training

NAADAC Module 1

Clinical Evaluation



Substance Addiction Treatment Goals

Principles of Treatment

Typology of Addiction

NAADAC Module 2

Suicide Risk and Response

Psychosocial Crisis

CNS Stimulants

Caffeine and Nicotine

Counseling Skills

Alcoholics Anonymous

Individual Psychotherapy in Alcoholism

Planning Treatment

NAADAC 3. Module

Prevention of Re-Start Use of Drugs

National strategies to fight drugs

Drug Free Workplaces

Adapting Environmental Approaches to Prevention Programs

Risk Mitigation


Aids I-II

NAADAC 4th Module

Behavior Editing

Cannabis, Opioids

Hallucinogens, Volatiles, Steroids

Counseling Theories

Individual-Centered Therapy

Family System and Addiction Counseling

NAADAC 5th Module

Alcohol and substance abuse in the elderly and women

Family Therapy in Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Therapeutic Communities

Family Therapy

Drugs Laws

Group Consulting

Post-Treatment Care


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Cakici

Who Can Participate?

Psychiatrists, Family Physicians, Psychologists, Psychological Counselors, Nurses, Social Workers and undergraduate and graduate students of these departments.