Under enactment by the 82nd General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, 1999, the State Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (SBEADAC) was created and charged to provide for the licensure and registration of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors; and for other purposes (SB 254).
To protect the public by upholding the standards of practice for alcoholism and drug abuse counselors.
Board of Examiners of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Proposed Rule 2
Scope of Practice
Licensed Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor
Licensed Associate Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor
This Scope of Practice Statement is intended to provide a definition of a professional alcoholism and drug abuse counselor’s rights and responsibilities and to distinguish this profession from other behavioral healthcare professionals.
Alcohol and drug abuse counseling is the application of general counseling theories and treatment methods adapted to specific alcohol and drug theory and research, for the express purpose of treating persons with alcohol and other drug problems and persons with co-occuring psychiatric disorders within our diverse society.
III. Foundations of Alcohol and Drug Counseling
The practice of alcohol and drug counseling is based on the following knowledge:
IV. Scope of Practice
The practice of alcohol and drug counseling consists of the activities listed below. The practice of these activities will conform to the individual’s level of training, education and supervised experience.
1. Clinical Evaluation of Drug and Alcohol Issues
1.1 Screening of Alcohol and Drug Problems
1.2 Assessment of Alcohol and Drug Problems
1.3 Screening for the presence of other Psychiatric Disorders
1.4 Diagnosis of Alcohol and Drug Problems
2. Treatment Planning
2.1 Case Management
2.1.1 Implementing the Treatment Plan
2.1.3 Continuing Assessment and Treatment Planning
2.3 Cultural Diversity
2.4 Patient Advocacy
3.1 Individual Counseling
3.2 Group Counseling
3.3 Family Counseling
4. Education and Prevention
6. Professional and Ethical Standards