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Welcome to CEU By Net. This Is Our Continuing Education Overview Page for Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors. We Offer FREE Online Addiction and Substance Abuse CEUs and UNLIMITED CEUs for Only $54.95 Per Year. 

Our Courses Are Accepted by IC&RC, Florida Certification Board, TCBAP/TAAP, NAADAC, EACC, NBCC, and Most State Boards for Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Certification and Licensure.  For details of approval, click here. 

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All of the courses in the Addiction Catalog are certified for continuing education credit by the licensing and professional organizations listed below.  Based upon these credentials, most State addiction licensing boards accept our credits: 



We 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. 


Approved_StatesClick HERE for our approval status in YOUR state.  And please remember that we are a licensed CE provider for NBCC and EACC and multple state licensing boards for other Mental Health professionals. And most important for addiction credit, we are a licensed CE provider for Texas' TCBAP, which is an IC&RC Member Board, and also for Texas' TAAP which is an approved CE Provider for NAADAC, and a recognized CE Provider for Florida's FCB.  Based upon these credentials, our courses are automatically accepted in most states for AOD and Mental Health continuing education credits. 


Read on below, if you want FREE CEUs and a brief overview of a few popular courses offered by CEU By Net for addiction counselors. 



Looking for FREE CEUs?   

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!  

Looking for Adolescent Treatment courses?

SUD Treatment for AdolescentsHere are two 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



adolescent dual diagnosis assessmentIf 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 'ethical' and 'performance' traps that even the best and most experienced clinicians oftentimes fail to recognize.  There are FREE prototype Biopsychosocial and Risk Assessments that you can download and use or modify or extract for your own use.

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

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.  



We have  2, 3, and 4 Hour ETHICS Coursesthat 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.   

Watch an Ethics Course Demo and a quiz demo


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 5 EACC PDHs.  

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THERE'S A MAJOR TRANSITION IN THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTION 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 (the Affordable Care Act, or ACA). 

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.  



'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.


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.   


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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