Counseling Resources

Careers of Substance: Supporting the Massachusetts Substance Use and Addictions Workforce

A central resource for anyone involved in preventing, intervening in, treating, and supporting recovery from addictions in Massachusetts.

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services Calendar of Events

Continuing education for the Massachusetts addiction workforce 

Massachusetts Licensure and Certification

A Comparison of Requirements and Features for Substance Use and Addictions Licensure and Certification in Massachusetts

NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Professionals) Updated Code of Ethics

The NAADAC/NC CAP Code of Ethics was written to govern the conduct of NAADAC’s members and it is the accepted standard of conduct for addiction professionals certified by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP). The code of ethics reflects ideals of NAADAC and its members, and is designed as a statement of the values of the profession and as a guide for making clinical decisions.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)

The DSM-5 is the standard classification of mental health disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA’s mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.

Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) by SAMHSA

Best-practices guidelines for the treatment of substance use disorders, with manuals for clinicians, administrators and other service providers.

SAMHSA Technical Assistance Publications

Manuals that offer practical guidance and information related to the delivery of treatment services to individuals with substance use disorders.

Job Postings on Careers of Substance Website