Our Mission & Purpose

Certificate through ACADC is intended to:
  1. Ensure that Christians who desire to practice drug, alcohol and addiction counseling as a profession, understand how to counsel from a Biblical Christian world view.
  2. Ensure that Christians who desire to practice drug, alcohol and addiction counseling as a profession, understand the dangers of humanistic practices but also understand TAP 21 counseling Competencies from a Biblical perspective.
  3. Plant and establish ACADC institutes worldwide through a developing network of churches, ministries, and organizations headed by leaders with a heart for the recovery of people coming out of addictive lifestyles.
  4. Train Church leaders and/or ministers, as well as unchurched future leaders as students called to the profession and/or ministry of Drug, Alcohol and Addiction counseling.
  5. Equip students to be people who demonstrate the character, wisdom, love, and knowledge required to effectively reach people coming out of addictive lifestyles of any kind.
  6. Equip them to be effective counselors who have nurtured a deep personal relationship with Christ and can, from that relationship, counsel with the penetrating power of Biblical truth.
  7. Embrace all denominations confessing Christ as Lord and Savior without prejudice to any denomination or non-denomination upholding the Holy Scriptures as the inspired. Inerrant and infallible Word of God.
  8. Ensure that those certified through ACADC have a working knowledge of the 12 core functions of counselor competency as outlined in TAP 21 and all other aspects of TAP 21 that do not conflict with core Faith Based Competencies and principles of faith that understand addiction as a spiritual condition and not a disease.
  9. Ensure an understanding for those certified through ACADC of current and ever-changing practices and procedures used throughout the Addiction Counseling Profession in order to make informed referrals and conduct effective collaboration with other professionals who understand the true nature and causes of addiction.

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