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Counseling Group

Train to become a

Drug & Alcohol Counselor

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Approved Institute

Flexible & Affordable Education

  • Cost of Program (includes Registration, Books/Equipment, & Tuition):  

    • Course offered online and hybrid

    • 22-week program/605 clock hours/27.38 Credit Hours

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Substance Abuse Counselor Program 

CCAPP approved Drug & Alcohol Counseling School with campuses in Ontario, Santa Ana, Temecula and offering Online classes

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HealthStaff Training Institute’s Drug and Alcohol Counseling certificate is designed to train students with the skills and knowledge to help counsel someone suffering from addiction. This course is CCAPP (formerly CAADAC) approved and prepares the student to test for State Certification.

Lowest Tuition Fee

Easy Payment Plans


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With three campuses and an online interactive program, HealthStaff Training Institute serves the vast majority of prospective students living in San Bernardino County, Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County for campus learning and become successful Drug & Alcohol Counselors. 

The online Drug & Alcohol Counseling program serves all prospective students seeking their career in the Substance abuse field.

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Why HealthStaff Training Institute?

HealthStaff Training Institute (HSTi) is a professional, private vocational school that trains individuals into becoming efficient, capable allied health care or business professionals. HSTi is dedicated to providing quality, entry-level vocational training in a relatively short period of time. Our industry-focused courses and curricula are designed to properly train and educate students interested in the several allied health or business programs we offer.

Quality Education

Lowest Tuition Fee

Job Placement Assistance

Flexible Class Schedules / Online Program

WIOA, EDD, Workers' Comp Vouchers Approved Program

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HealthStaff Training Institute students receive instruction in the basics of addiction and are required to participate in a 255-hour externship in an approved facility, and 45 hours of educational required classroom lecture covering TAP 21 addiction counseling competencies. Upon completion of the Drug & Alcohol Counseling program, students are prepared to make a smooth transition into the workplace with the on-the-job experience gained from their externship.

Our training helps students be a vital asset to any healthcare or medical facility. The Drug and Alcohol Counseling program at HealthStaff Training Institute prepares our graduates for a position in any inpatient or outpatient facility that treats addictions.

Our graduates are working at

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I recently took the Alcohol and Drug Program and graduated. My instructor was a great instructor that taught me so much about this field . Very easy to talk to and was always available to students when questions came up . I am currently working in the field and I truly enjoy it . I highly recommend Healthstaff Professional Institute to further your education 

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I am very grateful to HealthStaff Training Institute for seeing me through the process of my vocation. I appreciate Miguel my instructor who is extremely knowledgeable in the field of drug and alcohol counseling. The follow up support was also helpful.

Susan Slaughter Cortez

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HSTI gave me all the tools I needed to start a new career in the Drug and Alcohol counseling industry. They also were able to place me at an internship for a treatment facility. Staff was amazing and very knowledgeable. I’d recommend this place to anyone looking to make a difference.

Manny Gomez

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