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President's Letter

About AAAC

The Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors (AAAC) is a part of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

We pledge to actively engage in activities which promote integrity and professionalism of addiction counselors. We will provide continuing educational opportunities for addiction counselors, counselors in training and other counseling disciplines. We pledge to pursue and explore ideas that will advance the addiction counseling profession.

Get Involved

Contact AAAC to get involved or contact members of the Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors Board & the Alabama Alcoholism and Drug Counselor Certification Board.

Principles of Certification
1. Certification is based on competence and knowledge about alcohol and drug problems rather than academic achievement alone.
2. The basic requirement for certification is the demonstration of competence in alcohol and drug counseling skills.
3. Our Certification Board is a member of NAADAC and we adhere to their set standards.


Join with addiction-focused professionals throughout the nation in the largest organization dedicated to your needs.

The Goals of the Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors Board & the Alabama Alcoholism and Drug Counselor Certification Board
1. To establish credibility, confidence and trust.
2. To clarify and define Counselor duties and responsibilities
3. To develop professional identify
4. To enhance incentive for Counselor professional growth
5. To reduce alcohol and drug stigma
6. To provide professional assistance to clients and fellow Counselors
7. To increase potential of Certification reciprocity
8. To increase reimbursement potential

Alabama Affiliate Information

Alabama Association of Addiction Counselors
Rannie Childress, President
4209 Brooke Ave.
Gadsden, AL 35904
p: 256.413.3470

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Alabama Upcoming Events

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Alabama NAADAC Approved Education Providers

Get more information on becoming a NAADAC Approved Education Provider.

Bradford Health Services
Jim Hall
2101 Magnolia Ave S # 518
Birmingham, AL 35205
p: 205-251-7753
f: 205-251-7760

Institute for Continuing Education, The
Linda C. Lakeman
PO Box 1369
Fairhope, AL 36533
p: 800-557-1950
f: 251-990-1960

Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama
Sandy Johnson, LCSW
1316 Somerville Rd SE Ste 1
Decatur, AL 35601
p: 256-355-6105
f: 256-355-6092

University of South Alabama Center for Continuing Education & Conference Services
Catherine Drake, CE Specialist
2001 Old Bay Front Dr 2nd Fl
Mobile, AL 36615-1427
p: 251-431-6411
f: 251-431-6408

VistaPharm, Inc.
Penny Choraitis
2224 Cahaba Valley Dr Ste B3
Birmingham, AL 35242
p: 205-981-1387
f: 205-980-4849

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Alabama Educational Programs

The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) maintains the Directory of Addiction Study Programs (DASP), a comprehensive list of institutions offering certificate, associate, bachelor, master and/or doctoral programs in substance use disorders.
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Alabama U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professionals

Frank B. Benson
824 6th Ave SE Ste B
Decatur, AL 35601
p: 256-350-4999

Rannie J. Childress
65 Briar Ridge Ln
Odenville, AL 35120
p: 256-413-3470

Lita A. Clark
American Behavioral
550 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35216
p: 205-868-9607
f: 205-868-9600

John M Conrad
501 N Bishop Lane
Mobile, AL 36608
p: 251-450-2250

Kim E. Dyson
5600 Gulf Creek Cir
Theodore, AL 36582
p: 251-450-2250
f: 251-450-2195

Angela Gallien
280 W Neely Rd
Hazel Green, AL 35750
p: 205-648-4456
f: 256-828-5320

All'wyn D. Graham, LPC
Rhodes Counseling
530 W. College Street
Florence, AL 35630
p: 256-348-8131

James K. Henderson
58 Lee Rd 607
Smiths, AL 36877
p: 706-545-8372

Robert B. Hooie
403 Morningview St
Athens, AL 35611
p: 256-306-4022
f: 256-301-3891

Kelly Kaplan
116 Dearmanville Rd
Anniston, AL 36207
p: 256-831-0790
f: 256-831-0791

Joan L Kogelschatz, Ph.D
921 Honeysuckle Rd
Dothan, AL 36305
p: 334-794-0719

Helena F. Roldan
Phases, LLC
605 Bel Air Blvd Ste 10
Mobile, AL 36606
p: 251-478-5050
f: 251-478-5015

Boyd Scoggins
171 Highland Woods
Jacksonville, AL 36265
p: 256-282-6828

Malia B. Shipe
5617 Hunter Lane
Tanner, AL 35671
p: 256-341-0811

Roxanna M. Sloan
1865 Honeysuchle Rd, Ste B2
Dothan, AL 36305
p: 334-794-4582

Vivian Smith Carter
905 18th Way SW
Birmingham, AL 35211
p: 209-937-4490

Leonard Smolinski
389 James St Ste C
Ozark, AL 36360
p: 334-774-9595

Clarence C. Whiten, Jr.
9265 Lakeview Dr
Foley, AL 36535
p: 251-943-7950
f: 251-943-7955

Ron Yount, Jr.
The Counseling Center at Rivershore
2 Rivershore Office Plaza
Hoover, AL 35124-1046
p: 205-689-9919
f: 205-682-9921

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