Loras College Announces Certification Education Program for Alcohol and Drug Counselor

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will be offering a program that fulfills the educational requirements needed to apply to become an Iowa Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). The College is currently accepting applications to begin instruction this fall.

Rates of alcohol and drug use have risen dramatically in the five-county region of Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones in Iowa. As a result, there is a great need for additional Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors in the  area. By  becoming a CADC, students help fill the need to serve the growing number of clients facing addiction.

The four courses in the CADC Certification Education Program are offered in either an in-person evening, online, or hybrid format to allow individuals to continue to work or gain the required internship hours needed to apply for the certification.

Loras College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The CADC Certification Education Program is taught by faculty with addictions counseling experience in Loras’s well-established and respected Master of Arts in Counseling program.

For more information or to complete the free online application, please visit loras.edu/cadc or contact Megan Henderson, Director of Admission for Graduate and Postbaccalaureate Programs, at megan.henderson@loras.edu.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).