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Welcome to the Addiction Counselor Training School

The Addiction Counselor Training School (ACTS) is a school specializing in substance abuse and chemical dependency counselor training.  The Addiction Counselor Training School (ACTS) sets the standard of excellence in addiction counseling training. We provide initial, ongoing, and advanced education in addiction studies.

“Our mission is to empower the addiction recovery field by educating leaders while fostering excellence in every arena.”

ACTS is a school with small classes designed to deliver practical training in an interactive format. Because of it’s size, it caters to the needs, and strengths of students, ensuring the knowledge of the  fundamentals of chemical dependency.   Our teaching staff has an average of 25 years’ experience in working and teaching in the substance abuse treatment field. Each instructor is a professional and has knowledge and expertise in the area in which he or she is teaching.

Our curriculum in current and evidenced based with special emphasis on the disease of chemical dependency, the core functions of a counselor, counseling techniques and chemical dependency and the family. A major aspect of the LCDC training is the participation of all students in the group experience. This approach allows experiential learning of group processes, group dynamics, and techniques, as well as the opportunity for personal growth and awareness.

Students are assisted by a staff knowledgeable in the licensure and certification process.

Acts Has Met The Legal Requirements Prescribed By Chapter 132, Texas Education Code, And Is Hereby Authorized By The Texas Workforce Commission To Operate As A College And Career School..

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Beverly Burke

LCDC
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Thaddeus Buffington

LCDC
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David Lockett

LCDC
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Neville Pottinger

LCDC
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Jayne Payne

LBSW, LCDC, CTRT
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Carol Cloud

Director of Training Houston