American College of Addictionology & Compulsive Disorders

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Basic Information

Address: 3303 flamingo Drive Miami Beach, FL 33140
Phone Number: 3055358803
Fax Number: 305-538-2204
President: Dr. Jay Holder

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American College of Addictionology & Compulsive Disorders
American College of Addictionology & Compulsive Disorders
American College of Addictionology & Compulsive Disorders

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Additional Information

Accreditation: Certification in Addictions & Compulsive Disorders
Founded: 1992
Organization Affiliation: Life University; American Psychotherapy Association; American College of Forensic Examiners; St. Martin's College
Degrees Offered: Certification

C.Ad., Certified Addictionologist
DACACD Diplomate in Addictions & Compulsive Disorders

School Setting:

Hotel meeting room, Miami, FL or Las Vegas, NV

School Schedule: Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM; Sunday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM 1 x month
School days in Calendar Year: 24

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Student/Teacher Ratio: 1 teacher to class, generally between 10 to 20 students
Financial Aid:

not at this time

Percentage of Graduating Class: 85%
Disability Services:

Distance learning available, handicap access

Parking Spaces/Availability:


Admissions Deadline: open
Computer Capabilities:

not necessary

Mission Statement:

This course prepares & Provides the attendees with a working knowledge of the five addictions and all Compulsive Disorders, The Brain Reward System, Co-Occurring Disorders, Co-Morbidities, Pathophysiology of Addiction, Counselling & Treatment Options, Treatment Models, Interviewing & Intervention Strategies, Reward Deficiency Syndrome, and Toxicology of Addictions.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Addiction is a multi-factorial disease having psychosocial, genetic, spiritual and metabolic components. The most significant mechanism of this disease process is manifest through neuropsychological insult within the Brain Reward Cascade Model known as REWARD DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (RDS) (1).

It is estimated that up to 20% of our nation's population suffers from the disease of addiction. Since recovery and recovering individuals require total avoidance of all mood altering substances, our graduates can become this nation’s greatest primary intervention resource for America’s leading health care concern.

Notable Graduates/Alumni:

Our graduates hold positions in treatment facilities as Medical Director, Nursing, Counselling, and technicians.

Programs and Services:

We offer a 1 to 3 week Clinical Insternship in Miami as well as our one weekend per month modules in Miami and Las Vegas

School History:

Our program is the only recognized international multidisciplinary educational initiative that offers all healthcare and related professionals the highest level in addiction certification available and has been providing Board Certification for over 20 years.

Our graduates are accomplishing what yesterday was their vision and today their reality. Many are developing court jurisdiction programs that include the protocols based on our model as well as bringing their expertise into their private practices (3) as well as into many of over 18,000 addiction treatment programs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Notes/School Information:

The American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders stands ready to prepare and train you with the knowledge and skill-both academically and clinically - to properly meet the needs of this most devastating phenomenon
UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE 150 HOUR, 10 MODULE PROGRAM AND EXAMINATION, THE "C.Ad." CERTIFIED ADDICTIONOLOGIST DESIGNATION IS GRANTED AND IN THE 300 HOUR, 20 MODULE PROGRAM, THE "DACACD" DIPLOMATE IS GRANTED. These programs prepare you with the skills required to become this nation's primary intervention resource in addiction intervention, treatment & management. By developing important new skills and learning the most effective up to date techniques (2), this program will allow the participant to gain the most significant experience available. Therefore we are committed to supporting a diversified and comprehensive broadly based program utilizing both the didactic method and the experiential approach in teaching. This will allow both the "C.Ad." and "DACACD" designates the opportunity to function in hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient programs, federal, state and county criminal justice programs, as well as meeting individual needs that may present themselves in their private practice setting. Federal funding and research grants are knocking at the door.