National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)-offers substance abuse counselors, who are continuing their education, a multiple-choice test that will earn them 2 nationally certified Continuing Education (CE) hours by reading and studying an indicated article and completing the multiple-choice test. This multiple-choice test can be found online at NIDAs website. The test is open-book and it is completed by circling one (or more) of the multiple-choice answers. The counselor must obtain a score of 70% in-order to earn the 2 CE hours.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is a approved provider by the NAADAC for home study in continuing education and who is also the publisher of ‘Addiction Science and Clinical Practice’ journal that can be found on NIDAs website; this is where the substance abuse counselor will find the articles to read and study in order to take a the multiple-choice test. One of the multiple-choice test can be found in PDF form, which, after completing, has to be mailed in and the results will be issued within 6 to 8 weeks.
For professionals involved with dealing with any addiction, there is a website called Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, which is a comprehensive journal publishing articles that deal with all types of addictions and introducing new treatments and new techniques. The online journal is bimonthly and is designed to promote professional to continue in their development in psychiatry treatments. The journal deals with physical and biological aspects of treatment not only for all psychological and sociological treatments, but for specific addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine, methamphetamine, cocaine and sex. Each article, offers a multiple-choice test at the end of the article. The advantage of having a multiple-choice test at the end of the article is to make sure that all the key points are comprehended and understood for future use in the treatment of their patients.