Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Addiction Counselor Education Program at AdCare graduates eleventh class on September 11th. The year-long certificate program is offered in the evenings at AdCare Hospital.

AdCare’s Addiction Counselor Education Program

Graduates Eleventh Class on September 11th

(September 11, 2012 – Worcester, MA) On September 11, the eleventh class of the Addiction Counselor Education (ACE) Program at AdCare graduated at AdCare Outpatient Services – Worcester, located at 95 Lincoln Street in Worcester, MA. 

James Gorske, Executive Director of the AdCare Educational Institute, congratulated graduates and stressed the importance of lifelong learning through training programs such as the Addiction Counselor Education Program at AdCare.  “This is the first year that the AdCare Educational Institute has administered the popular Addiction Counselor Education training program at AdCare,” said Mr. Gorske.  The Addiction Counselor Education Program is available as a one-year certificate program or as individual courses (space available) with classes conveniently offered in the evenings.  Certificates of completion will continue to be awarded through Westfield State College’s Department of Continuing Education to individuals who successfully complete the program’s six core courses and practicum.  Courses begin each September through the AdCare Educational Institute, http://aceadcare.neias.org/ace/

“Obtaining CADAC certification opened the door to a career in substance abuse treatment,” said keynote speaker Reginald Robinson, CADC-I.  Mr. Robinson, who graduated the ACE Program in 2009, is a Crisis Intervention Counselor at AdCare Hospital and a substance abuse counselor in the Motivating Youth in Recovery (MYR) Program at Community Health Link.  He is also a recovering alcoholic and drug addict.

David Hillis, President of AdCare Hospital, who spoke in lieu of Dr. Patrice Muchowski, Vice President of Clinical Services, congratulated graduates for choosing a noble profession. “When people seek treatment, they are making a life-changing decision,” he said.  Mr. Hillis made mention of a phone he received from a former patient thanking him for the care he had received.  “You don’t know me, but I owe you my life,” said the caller. 

The Addiction Counselor Education program assists in the professional development of people wanting to be involved in this important and growing health care service field.  For information about the Addiction Counselor Education Program at AdCare or other addiction studies courses, call the AdCare Educational Institute at 508-752-7313 or visit www.ace-adcare.org.

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