Students enrolled in the University of Maine at Farmington Rehabilitation and Human Services Program can now prepare for a career as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with access to the University of Maine at Augusta’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician Certificate (SART).
This collaborative effort between UMF’s Rehabilitation and Human Services Program and the University of Maine at Augusta’s (UMA’s) Mental Health and Human Services Program allows you to prepare for the CADC exam more easily.
UMF students can complete up to 15 credits (5 classes) at UMF to be used towards the required 30 SART credits at UMA. The other 15 credits (5 classes) must be taken at UMA to make you eligible to receive the UMA Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician Certificate. The chart below lists the UMF courses accepted by UMA for the certificate as well as all of ten of the UMA courses in the program.
Upon completion of UMA’s Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician requirements, you’ll be eligible to apply for the UMA Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Technician Certificate. Once you receive your certificate you can then apply for the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) license in Maine.
These courses can be taken in person
Addiction Rehabilitation Professionals are in Demand
One in four families is affected by substance use disorder. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, “For every drug overdose that results in death, there are many more nonfatal overdoses, each one with its own emotional and economic toll.” The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration also says, “serious workforce shortages exist for health professionals and paraprofessionals across the United States.”
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the job outlook for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is expected to grow by 31 percent through 2023. Perhaps surprising, however, is that the need is increasing in all parts of Maine and New England, from cities and urban areas to wealthy suburbs to rural small towns. Unfortunately, the problem of addiction crosses all socioeconomic boundaries.
UMA Requirements and their UMF Equivalent
|UMA Certificate Requirement (online)||UMF Certificate Equivalent (combination of in-person and online)|
|HUS 101 Introduction to Human Services||REH 120 Introduction to Social Services|
|HUS 125 Intro to Substance Use Disorder||REH 250 Addictive Behaviors and Recovery|
|HUS 212 Case Management||REH 310 Principles of Casework|
|HUS 233 Trauma: Recognition and Interventions||REH 420 Trauma & Resiliency|
|HUS 305 Group Process||REH 305 Group Process|
|HUS 232 Crisis Intervention||—|
|HUS 326 Counseling for Substance Use Disorder||—|
|HUS 308 Assessment and Planning||—|
|HUS 335 SUD Counseling with Diverse Populations||—|
|Plus One Elective from the Following at UMA||Plus One Elective from the Following at UMF|
|HUS 222 Psychosocial Rehabilitation||REH 249 Psychiatric Rehabilitation|
|HUS/SSC 332 Relational Systems that Support SUD||—|
|HUS 342 SUD and Trauma||—|
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