CAADE Position Papers and Policy Statements


The 2013 Workforce Development Study conducted by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (August 2013) shows a need for increased educational standards for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) professionals and additional training for Mental Health Professionals working in SUD treatment settings. CAADE's Tiered system and accredited college/university programs offer the solution for bridging the gap between Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. Click here to read UCLA ISAP's Report (August 2013).

Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). For more information about the process, go to Stakeholder Recommendations for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services.

Click here for CAADE's position paper written in response to the DHCS Mental Health and Substance Use Services Needs Assessment and Service Plan, Volume Two: Services Plan.

Over the years, CAADE has been on the front lines advocating for higher eduation for addiction counselors and participating in the legislative process. We will be using this page, our blogs, discussion boards, and other forms of communication to our members and the public at large, to inform you of ongoing changes at the state and national levels. Here we will post not only our policy and position statements, but also links and articles relevant to the rapidly changing landscape in addiction education, treatment and prevention, and healthcare in general.

CAADE Policy Statement (August 16, 2010)


(Report prepared by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Pacific Southwest ATTC under contract with DADP. November 2011)
California Community College Statewide Academic Senate Resolution Supports CAADE Addiction Studies Programs