Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Training Programs & Accredited Schools

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There are many opportunities to join SUD treatment teams at private and public organizations throughout Los Angeles County.


Get the knowledge and skills you need to make a positive impact. There are training programs and accredited schools where you can pursue your career.

Learn more about the accredited schools and the training programs to become a Substance Use Disorder Clinician or Counselor.

Find out more about training programs to become a certified SUD Counselor by clicking on the associations below.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators

California Association for
Drug/Alcohol Educators


Contact:
Email: office@accbc.org

California Association of DUI Treatment Programs

California Association of
DUI Treatment Programs


Contact:
1026 W. El Norte Pkwy. PMB 143
Escondido CA 92026
Phone: (800) 464-3597
Email: info@cadtp.org

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

Contact:
PO Box 214127,
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (800) 564-5927

If you are considering becoming a Licensed Clinician, click on the list of institutions in Los Angeles County by field of practice. Those institutions with a * have substance use disorder-related courses, programs, or tracks.

Institution NameInstitución
AddressDirección
WebsiteSitio
Physician Assistant ProgramPrograma de Asistente Medico
University of Southern California*
1000 S. Fremont Ave
Unit 7, Bld A11, Room 11-150
Alhambra, CA 91803
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science Master of Health Science
1731 E. 120th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90059
Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
Nurse Practitioner ProgramCalificado para Ejercer la Medicina
Azusa Pacific University*
Administration West Building
568 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702
California State University – Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Western University of Health Sciences
309 E. Second St.
Pomona, CA 91766
Clinical Social Worker ProgramPrograma de Trabajador Social Clínico
Azusa Pacific University*
Department of Social Work
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702
California State University, Long Beach
School of Social Work
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
California State University, Los Angeles
School of Social Work
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
California State University, Northridge
Department of Social Work
Sierra Hall 208
CSU Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Affairs Building Box 951656
Los Angeles, CA 90095
University of Southern California*
Montgomery Ross Fisher Building
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Marriage and Family Therapist ProgramPrograma de Terapeuta Matrimonial y Familiar
Azusa Pacific University*
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032
California State University, Northridge
ED 1218
18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
617 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Mount St. Mary's University
Doheny Campus
10 Chester Place
Los Angeles, CA 90007
University of La Verne
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
University of Southern California*
3470 Trousdale Parkway Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Clinical Psychology ProgramPrograma de Psicología Clínica
Alliant International University, Los Angeles
1000 S. Fremont Ave., Unit 5
Alhambra, CA 91803
Biola University
13800 Biola Ave.
La Mirada, CA 90639
Fuller Theological Seminary
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
University of La Verne
Psy. D Program in Clinical Psychology
Hoover Building
1950 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Addiction Psychiatry FellowshipBeca de Psiquiatría de Adicciones
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center Program
UCLA School of Medicine
760 Westwood Blvd.
Room 38-244
Los Angeles, CA 90095
VA Greater Los Angeles/UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program
UCLA-San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Training Program
16111 Plummer St. Bldg. 10
Education Office (116A3)
North Hills, CA 91343


Undergraduate/ExtensionLicenciatura/ Extensión
AddressDirección
WebsiteWebsite
National University*
[Multiple Locations]
UCLA*
UCLA Extension
1145 Gayley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024-3439

Treatment enables people to counteract addiction's powerful disruptive effects on the brain and behavior and to regain control of their lives.– National Institute on Drug Abuse
In 2017, about 1 in 13 people aged 12 or older needed substance use treatment.– Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Substance Abuse Counselors rank #4 in Best Social Services Jobs and #50 in 100 Best Jobs.– U.S. News & World Report

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