RADACT is dedicated to providing training opportunities for chemical dependency behavior health counselor certification, clinical supervision administration.
RADACT Goals: The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program (RADACT) strives to increase the educational level of individuals entering, or working in, the substance abuse counseling field by providing courses to meet the various degrees of experience and expertise found within our target populations.
RADACT holds classes throughout Alaska and also offers correspondence courses.
March 2018 Academy
Anchorage Addiction and Behavioral Heath Counselor Training Academy March 12-29, 2018
The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) Program is sponsoring a three-week training academy from Monday, March 12, 2018, through graduation Thursday evening March 29, 2018, for Counselor Technician, and Level One Counselors at the Crowne Plaza Midtown – Anchorage. Download more information and application forms->
Save the Dates: 44th Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health on May 7 – 9, 2018
The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) invites you to join us for the 44th Annual School on Addictions and Behavioral Health conference at the Anchorage Sheraton hotel. The Annual School is the oldest behavioral health conference in the state of Alaska. Over the past four decades it has continued to evolve in order to effectively meet the training needs of behavioral health professionals statewide. The planning committee will be meeting to decide the theme for the conference. Information will be posted and updated as the committee meets. For information and handouts from prior Annual Schools, please go to www.annualschool.com
Our regular hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm.
We are closed on all holidays and in cases of employee emergencies.
The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) Program strives to increase the educational level of individuals entering or working in the behavioral health counseling field by providing courses to meet various degrees of experience and expertise.
RADACT, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing training opportunities to individuals beginning their journey towards chemical dependency/behavioral health counselor certification, clinical supervision and administration. RADACT provides, coordinates and delivers on-site training. RADACT also provides correspondence classes and offers a three-week intense training academy.
Janet Carter – Executive Director and Founder
In 1992, Janet relocated to Anchorage from Kodiak, where she lived for eleven years. In Kodiak, she served as both trainer and director of the South Central Area Alcohol Training (SCAAT) Program. She started RADACT in her living room and held, once again, the positions of both trainer and director.
Janet earned a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology/Counseling from the University of Washington. As RADACT’s Executive Director, she seeks out financial resources, writes all applicable grants, and oversees the general workings of the program.
Registered Apprenticeship is a highly flexible training and workforce development model that combines on-the-job learning, related instruction and paid work experience. Apprenticeship connects job seekers looking to obtain new skills and employers looking for trained and qualified workers. The result will be skilled Alaskan workforce – developed with industry driven training – and employers with a competitive edge. Read more or download pdf information sheet.
Unlike a four-year degree program at a university where you pay, apprenticeship pays you while you train for well-paying jobs with promising futures. Apprenticeship offers unique benefits. Apprentices “earn while they learn,” with a paycheck. As an apprentice’s skill level increases, by learning a trade in both a classroom and on a job site, wages increase progressively.Trained Behavioral Health Technicians Work Processes: During the term of the apprenticeship, the Apprentice shall receive such instruction and experience as is necessary to develop a practical and versatile worker. Read more or download pdf information sheet.
The Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Training (RADACT) program is the registered sponsor for the Behavioral Health Apprenticeship program by the US Department of Labor. A Behavioral Health provider will receive specific classroom instruction and work 4,000 hours on-the-job training to develop skills as a proficient Behavioral Health Counselor.
Registered Apprenticeship is a highly flexible training and workforce development model that combines on-the-job learning-related instruction and paid work experience. Apprenticeship allows employers to establish the standards of proficiency, while developing a local and loyal workforce.
How does a Registered Apprenticeship program benefit employers?
First and foremost, apprenticeship helps businesses develop highly-skilled employees. Apprenticeship programs also reduce turnover rates, increase productivity and lower the cost of recruitment. Read more or download pdf information sheet.
What is an Apprentice: Any individual employed by the employer meeting the qualifications described in the standards of apprenticeship who has signed an apprenticeship agreement with RADACT providing for training and related instruction under these standards and who registers with the Registration Agency. Read definitions or download pdf information sheet.
For more information, please email Janet at RADACT.
Links to ATTC Network sites
- Northwest Frontier ATTC
- Mountain West ATTC
- ATTC National Office
- ATTC of New England
- Northeastern States ATTC
- Pacific Southwest ATTC
Links to miscellaneous distance learning resources
- National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
- Hazeldon Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studie
- Laban’s Homestudy Trainings
- CEU University
- Professional Development Resources Inc.
- Women and Addiction Home Study Program
- SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists
- Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center Distance Education
- Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies
- Quantum Units
- AddictionCenter.com, Recovery Worldwide LLC (Comprehensive addiction information hub)
- DrugText USA (Information on substances and pharmacology)
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (Information on drugs of abuse)
- Recovery Month
- Prevline – Prevention Online (a service of SAMHSA) (Alcohol and Drug Facts)
- Virtual Clearinghouse on Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs (Publications on alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs)
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment)
RADACT Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm. Closed holidays and staff emergencies.
RADACT – The Regional Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor Training Program
3901 Old Seward Hwy, Suite 8, In the University Center Mall
Anchorage, AK 99503
Executive Director: Janet Carter
To register for Older Adults Class:To order correspondence courses or register for an Anchorage training:
To obtain a Transcript:
Please contact Virginia.