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Who We Are
District of Columbia Addiction Professional Consortium(DCAPC), represents the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the DC metro area. DCAPC’s members are addiction counselors and educators, who specialize in addiction prevention, recovery support and education. DCAPC is proud to be the Association for Addiction Professionals offering:
Open to individuals who have just graduated or currently working in the field or in the addiction profession and non-clinical addiction professionals, such as probation officers, public health workers, administrators, and other people interested in the addiction field.
DCAPC provides information to regional and state affiliate conferences as well as local trainings to ensure members are abreast of requirements and updates for certification.
DCAPC is committed to advocating for the best interests of the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the DC metro area.
DCAPC works with addiction professionals to help them cultivate and develop a professional identity.
What is Addiction?
Science has shown that addiction is a brain disease that responds well to treatment. Research is providing a better understanding of how drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other chemical substances affect the brain.
Addiction is the number one public health issue in the United States today. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 22.1 million people aged 12 or older needed treatment for a substance use disorder in 2010. Of those 22.1 million people – almost 10% of the US population – only 2.6 million (11.2 percent of those who needed treatment) received the care that they needed.
What We Do
In addition, DCAPC works together with National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCCAP), and the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC) to provide you with a choice in meeting your certification needs to enhance your career as an addiction professional.The organization works for positive outcomes in alcohol and drug services, to certify and connect addiction services professionals who are active in counseling, prevention, intervention, treatment, education and research in the Washington, DC metro area.
How Does DCAPC Help?
DCAPC promotes excellence in care for clients, families and communities by providing education, clinical training and certification. DCAPC actively works to credential DC metro area counselors, playing an important role in sustaining quality health services and protecting the well being of the public.