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Welcome to CEU By Net's Continuing Education Page for Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors. Do You Need Ethics CEUs?  SUD Assessment CEUs?  AOD Treatment Credits?  HIV-AIDS Courses?  We Have What You Are Looking For - Including Unlimited CEUs for Only $54.95 per Year.  And We Also Offer Free CEUs, to See How Our Site Works.

Ethics CEUs for Addiction Counselors - Free Addiction CEUs - Unlimited CEU Option -  Adolescent and Adult AOD Assessment and SUD Treatment - HIV-AIDS - Specialized Veterans PTSD and SUD Treatment - Texas TAAP, Florida CAP, and California AOD Counselor CEUs - CEAP PDHs - Accepted by NAADAC, IC&RC, FCB, TCBAP-TAAP, and Multiple Boards.  At a truly amazing small price. 

Earn UNLIMITED Addiction CEUs and PDHs for only $54.95 per year - no strings attached!  We accept PayPal and all major credit and debit cards.  We now offer more than 100 hours of continuing education courses - all of which are FREE TO READ. 

And the quizzes are FREE TO READ, too. Pay only if you decide that you want to enroll in the course and take the quiz.   Most of our courses can also be downloaded and PRINTED for free - without even registering. This is truly an open access website.

Note:  FOR THE DEFINITION OF 'CEU' and 'PDH' when earned on this site, CLICK HERE     


Most professional associations for substance abuse and addiction counselors, and most State addiction boards (including the Florida Certification Board (FCB) for CAPs) accept our credits based upon the credentials below: 

NBCC ACEP #6338We are also an approved Online Continuing Education Provider for NBCC, EACC-EAPA, and multiple State Boards for Social Workers, LMFTs, LPCs and other counselors - and based upon these credentials, our courses are approved or accepted in most states. 

Read on below, if you want an overview of the popular courses offered by CEU By Net for addiction counselors -


Looking for FREE CEUs? Or for UNLIMITED CEUs for a very small price?  

*  Best of all, you can now view the actual course materials and the quizzes for FREE, for EVERY course on our website - even before you register on the site or decide to enroll in the course.  Just click the links below, to go directly to the catalog.  There are links to the course materials AND to the quizzes, at the bottom of each catalog course description.

Free Course 1B is particularly helpful for those working within any form of health care reform - including the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is a 'non-traditional' course that you won't find anywhere else.  And although it's non-traditional, it's pre-approved!  

SUD Treatment for AdolescentsTwo popular adolescent treatment courses:  'Course 3H - Principles of Adolescent SUD Treatment:  A Research-Based Practical Guide' (3.5 Credit Hours), and 'Course 3I - Bullying Prevention and Response: The Base Training Module' (3.0 Credit Hours).  You can view them at the top of the list of courses, on the 'Quiz Only' catalog page - click here 


War Zone Trauma and Addiction

2 VERY POPULAR COURSES for Mental Health and AOD Professionals:  'Returning Home, After the War Zone'.  Learn why 'coming home' is the hardest part of the war for veterans with  Silent Post-Deployment Trauma Injuries:  PTSD, TBI, and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).   

Course 5K - 5 Credit Hours - Part 1 of 'Finding Balance After the War Zone - Considerations in the Treatment of Post-Deployment Stress Effects - A Guide for Clinicians'   

 This course addresses the UNIQUE STRESSORS experienced by US Military Service Members who have been deployed to the War Zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, and the lingering impact of these experiences after return to home.  This is a Clinical Guide to the ASSESSMENT and UNDERSTANDING of the Stress Injuries which are commonplace among these returning veterans, and an introduction to the TREATMENT of post-deployment PTSD, Substance Abuse, and Depression.

The course also presents an excellent explanation of the unique CULTURE of Military Service Units in the War Zone - both while there, and after they are re-deployed to home.  The Culture of the War Zone in fact gives rise to a surprising phenomenon - and this course explains it well:  Most War Zone veterans feel that the hardest part of the war is 'coming home.'  


ceu_5L_pic1.jpgCourse 5L - Part 2 of 'Finding Balance After the War Zone - Considerations in the Treatment of Post-Deployment Stress Effects - A Guide for Clinicians'

Course 5L is a companion course to Course 5K.  Course 5L addresses the details of interaction between the AOD treatment provider and the War Zone veteran - including how to avoid IATROGENIC EFFECTS (unintentional injury or worsening of the client's condition), and how to avoid running afoul of the internalized military culture. 

For example, the course explains why the traditional confrontive approaches to AOD treatment are not appropriate with war zone Veterans - nor is the usual interpretation of 'powerlessness' encountered in 12 Step Programs. 

The course also describes needed alternatives to the traditional approaches often utilized in PTSD and trauma resolution (e.g., desensitization and immersion therapy), for use with this post-deployment population.  



 You Can Take Two Free Courses on this site - earning 2  Free CEUs -  and We Also Offer Unlimited CEUs for $54.95 Per Year.

To jump directly to the Addiction Catalog, go HERE.  

We offer more than 100 credit hours on our website, and the majority of courses are FREE to View 'Quiz Only' courses. With 'Quiz Only' courses, you can download, read, print, and save the course materials AND the quiz for FREE, before making a decision to enroll in the course.  

Our Courses Are Interesting - and Relevant.  Take a Look!  Go Here.

Inexpensive_aod_coursesWe Provide Inexpensive and Unique Online AOD Addiction and Substance Abuse Continuing Education for Alcohol and Drug Counselors, Social Workers, Pastoral Counselors, CEAPs, LMFTs and MFTs, Licensed Professional Counselors, AOD Case Managers, Rehabilitation Case Workers, and More.   

* Need 2, 4, or 6 CEUs or PDHs in the Behavioral Health side of HIV-AIDS Counseling?  This group of 3 courses includes a course on HIV and AOD in Adolescents and their families.

* 3 CEUs or PDHs in Bullying Prevention and Intervention - Course 3I.

* 3.5 CEUs or PDHs - A Research-Based Practical Guide to SUD Treatment of Adolescents (a NIDA Publication) - Course 3H.

* 5 CEUs or PDHs in each of two courses (5K and 5L) about the Assessment and Treatment of War Zone Veterans using a CBT approach to PTSD and Substance Abuse issues - Published by the ATTC Network, CSAT-SAMHSA.

* 7 CEUs and PDHs in Approaches to Intervention in the Aftermath of Terrorism and Mass Criminal Violence - Course 6A (4.75 NBCC Hours)

* 4 CEUs and PDHs in Anger Management from a CBT perspective:  'Course 4J - Anger Management: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual' 

LGBT Adolescent Suicide Prevention* 5 CEUs and PDHs in Suicide Risk and Prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth 

* 3 CEUs and PDHs in Child and Adolescent AOD and Dual Diagnosis Assessment: 'Go Beyond The Yellow Legal Pad' with Assessment of Children and Adolescents with chemical abuse, dependency, and mental health issues (a 3 Credit Course - with FREE downloadable assessment forms).  

* 4 or 5 CEUs and PDHs in Domestic Violence

* 5 CEUs and PDHs in AOD Assessment and Family Therapy:  Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships.  CBT approach to SA-CD-AOD assessment and treatment of couples and families with acknowledged or unacknowledged drinking issues (oftentimes presenting with issues of domestic violence or abuse or financial or marital issues)

* 2 CEUs and PDHs - An assessment and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) course focusing upon Personality Disorders in Persons with HIV/AIDS

ethics in Health Care Reform* 2, 3, or 4 CEUs and PDHs in Ethics Courses  

Two of these ethics courses (4D and 3D) are about the 'new ethics' of documenting your client's diagnosis, treatment, and progress (or regression) when you are working in a 'Managed Care System' or 'Health Care Reform' environment. (You know what that is:  It's having to play 'Mother May I' in order to get approval to treat.) 

The other ethics course (2D) is relevant to those who work with AIDS patients and their families and partners, regarding end of life issues - and with other individuals and families dealing with critical illness and those who are in high risk occupations including military deployment, law enforcement, and fire fighters.  

Watch an Ethics Course Demo and a quiz demo

And there are more courses - all approved for AOD Professionals. jump directly to the Addiction Catalog, go HERE.


Health Care Reform - How to Survive ItAnd what about Alcohol and Drug Treatment in a Health Care Reform environment?  How things have changed for AOD treatment under Managed Care! Understand this radical shift, and how to survive it.  Click the blue link.  Offers 5 CEUs, 3.25 NBCC Hours, and 3 EACC PDHs.


Our Approved States Click HERE for our approval status in YOUR state.  And please remember that we are a licensed CE provider for NBCC and EACC - and also for TAAP/TCBAP, which is an IC&RC Member Board and an Approved Provider for NAADAC.  Therefore, our courses are automatically accepted in most states for AOD and Mental Health continuing education credits. 

Take a look at the range of topics we address which are appropriate for Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors,  in the clickable links below - or simply click COURSES on the menu bar near the top of this page. 








WHO TAKES OUR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION COURSES?   We award instant online Substance Abuse and Addiction CEU Certificates to alcohol and drug counselors who are licensed or certified as CEAP, LCDC, AADC, CCDS, CCS, CAP, and other Alcohol and Drug Counselors including LSATs, LCDPs, LADCs, LACACs, LPATs, Pastoral Counselors, LCSWs, MSWs, CSWs, LPCs, MFTs, LMFTs, LMHCs, LMHPs and More, in almost every state. 

If you are a US Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) who is needing CE to renew your license, you can get it here.  To see what courses we recommend for your 12 hours of CE, CLICK HERE.

We are an approved online CE Provider for EACC and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), which are  accepted by many states for AOD licenses. 

And we are also a licensed CE provider for TAAP/TCBAP (TAAP is an Approved Provider for NAADAC, and all TAAP CE is pre-approved by NAADAC).  Our courses are also accepted by all branches of the US Military and by most state boards for addiction professionals, because we are a provider for an IC&RC Member Board (TCBAP).. 

 Our AOD and Mental Health courses are pre-approved by multiple state boards for whom we are a certified CE Provider - for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and MFTs - Texas, California BBS, Alabama, and Florida CE Broker .... and are accepted by MOST other states for most licenses based upon our certification.

 Mental Health Licenses Include:  LPC, LPCC, LMFT, MFT, LEP, LCSW, CP, CPC, LCPC, LMHC, LMHP, PLCP, LPCA, LBSW, LMSW, LAMSW, LSW, LPCMH, APSW,  MHSP, LGPC, RIC,  RP, and many others.  Our courses are also EACC-EAPA Approved for PDHs for CEAP.


More About Managed Health Care and AOD: certified_substance_abuse_ceu_courses


THERE'S A MAJOR TRANSITION IN THE AOD FIELD, WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTS ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELORS.   It's brought on by Managed Care - and now more than ever by the Federal Health Care Reform initiative. 

How does this impact the AOD field?  LCDCs, LSATs, LCDPs, LADCs, LACACs, LPATs and other Drug Counselors -- are you saying a fast or slow goodbye to those dependable Block Grant contracts? Then take a look at Course 3B - 'The Big Transition In The AOD Field'. It's about surviving the latest shifts in our traditional Addiction Treatment culture. Like what? Like changing up the way that we have always delivered CD-AOD services, with the arrival of new behavioral health contract arrangements. It's a 3-Credit Hour Course.

Jump over to our AOD-SA-CD Catalog.  Our Ethics Courses and many others are certified for substance abuse and chemical dependency counselors in many states including  LSATs, LCDPs, LADCs, LACACs, LPATs, LCDCs, and more.



'Are We Boring?  Not On This Web Site!'   

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Jump to Course 3B in the Catalog - 'Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency Treatment - The Big Transition'

a.k.a., "The Big Transition in the AOD Field: Assessment of 'Need For Treatment' and 'Treatment Interventions' - How They've CHANGED!'   

For those of you who are providing traditional addiction services, and struggling daily with the criteria for obtaining those services - have you seen some particularly disconcerting changes lately? 

Is your Substance Abuse and Chemical Dependency contractor wanting something different in the way of treatment for your clients? Like, less intensive services? Shorter stays? Fewer clients authorized for the treatment you think they need? Wondering how to survive these shifts?  

This course addresses the 'nitty gritty' of major programmatic, therapeutic, and philosophical changes taking place within the traditional Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment culture, due to a new health care environment. Material applies to single AOD diagnosis and to Dual MH-AOD diagnoses.

The course offers a bird's eye view of how ASSESSMENT of the NEED for TREATMENT - and HOW we DELIVER treatment - have changed under Managed Care and other insurance plans . . . and how to constructively adapt when it's ethically possible.

We also provide an understanding of HOW the MCOs make those controversial treatment decisions for substance abusing and chemically dependent individuals during the CARE MANAGEMENT or Utilization Review (UR) process - and how to ASK for 'WHAT' from the MCO's care manager, to maximize your chances of getting what your clients need.  

Click Here for Course 3B Goals   


ethics_confidential_file.jpgNeed Ethics?  Ours Are Approved - and Very Non-Traditional!

We have  2, 3, and 4 Hour ETHICS Courses that are very different - the ethics of DOCUMENTING the treatment you do, in your clients' treatment records under the new Health Care Reform environment.  And a course which is appropriate for persons service HIV-AIDS patients, who need assistance in Advance Directives.   


documentation_is_keyClick here for Course 2B in the Catalog   For something different . . .  this course shows how to DOCUMENT both your assessment of need for CD-SA-AOD treatment, and the treatment you deliver - in a way that reduces the chance that your request to provide a particular treatment will denied, and/or that already-paid claims will be 'RECOUPED' by the MCO.   


Assessment of Children and Adolescents with CD and Mental Health Issues



If you are looking for a very different and highly informative 3 Credit Hour Assessment and Diagnosis course, take "Beyond The Yellow Legal Pad" - How to perform a BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL and RISK ASSESSMENT of Dual Diagnosis Children and Adolescents, with minimal professional vulnerability or risk of legal or civil liability. Learn to avoid the 'performance traps' that even the best and most experienced clinicians oftentimes fail to recognize. 

For providers in Texas, this course also ensures that your records reflect clear compliance with the TEXAS TRAG, the UA assessment instrument ratings, and the Level of Care you request!   


MiniCourse 3B Goals/Focus for Learning:

1. Understand the new 'care managed' treatment arrangements and how they affect us and our clients, and our referral patterns

2. Know the essential clinical shifts imposed upon the AOD treatment professional and traditional CD programming, under a care management system

3. Understand the changing expectations for documentation in service records.

4. Know some workable and creative service options which may be negotiated with health care contractors - and how to maximize the provider's autonomy in referral and treatment decisions.

5. Know how AOD treatment and intervention programs and individual service plans are designed, within the new health care reform environment, and what will likely be approved by the contractor.

6. Understand HOW the health care contractors make those controversial treatment DECISIONS for substance abusing and chemically dependent individuals - and HOW TO ASK for 'WHAT' in terms of services and/or referral for your clients with AOD issues.


Are you a US Department of Transportation (DOT) SAP needing to renew your license/certification?  You can get your 12 hours of relevant CE here.  Read on below for the five course options which we recommend.

DOT does not specify the continuing education courses for SAP renewal other than that they must be 'relevant to your performance of SAP duties'. On page 4 of the DOT Substance Abuse Professional Guidelines, DOT defines the type of CE which is required for SAP license renewal:  "Continuing Education: During each three-year period following satisfactory completion of your training and examination, you must complete at least 12 professional development hours (e.g., Continuing Education Units) relevant to your performing SAP duties."  

Five courses on our site would be particularly relevant to your DOT SAP license renewal:  

1. AOD Course 5H - Alcohol Problems in Intimate Relationships: Identification and Intervention with Families and Couples (5 credit hours) - is particularly relevant for working with individuals who are not readily admitting to an alcohol problem. This course includes multiple standardized and empirically validated AOD ASSESSMENT FORMS which may be saved and printed on your computer for personal use. (Whether you decide to enroll in this course and take the quiz or not, you can download these forms for free.)  

2. Course 4J - Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual - one of our most popular courses.   

3. Course 3B - Addiction & Substance Abuse Treatment - 'The Big Transition' This course is relevant to your SAP duty which requires you to develop and recommend a treatment plan for those whom you evaluate. The course addresses how the traditional treatments and recommendations for AOD Abuse have changed under health care reform ('Managed Care') - and how clinicians can document the need for treatment in a way that will be approved by Care Managers in both public and commercial health care plans.  

4.  Courses 5K and 5L - Parts 1 and 2 of 'After The War Zone - Why  Coming Home Is the Hardest Part of the War.'  If you are working with veterans with PTSD and substance abuse issues, these two courses are quite helpful.  Using CBT principles, War Zone military vets are encouraged to develop their own recovery plan without the use of traditional intervention techniques which are counter-productive with military veterans.  Read about these two courses here on VETERANS ISSUES page - OR click 'COURSES' ON THE TOOL BAR, THEN SCROLL DOWN TO 'VETERANS ISSUES'. 

You can find all five of these courses at the bottom of the Addiction Catalog - CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ADDICTION CATALOG COURSE LIST.  

You should have no problems in terms of the acceptability of these courses for DOT credit. All of the courses in our Substance Abuse catalog are approved by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) and by the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP). TCBAP-TAAP is an IC&RC Member Board, and as a certified CE provider for TAAP (#1877-12), our course credits are automatically accepted by NAADAC and by all branches of the US Military.  CLICK HERE to read about the NAADAC acceptance of our credits


NOTICE:  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax No. (512) 476-7297. 

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