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Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) Certification



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Dear Health Care Provider:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Academy, I am pleased to provide information about the Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) certification offered by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.

The Academy currently has certified members in 48 states and 7 other countries comprising a diverse membership of psychologists, psychiatrists, medical doctors, social workers, counselors, and nurses. The Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) credential is a clinical certification based upon experience providing treatment under the direction of a qualified clinical supervisor, specialized training, and a written examination. Specialization in the addictions resides within five categories of treatment activity: alcohol addiction, drug addiction, eating disorders, sex addiction, and disordered gambling.

Position yourself with greater confidence and competitive advantage while establishing professional credibility when you apply to become a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS). Thank you for your interest in providing high-quality, credentialed services in the addictions field. We look forward to working with you towards receiving the Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) credential.

Best regards,

Shannon Hursh
Program Director