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     Welcome to Hawaii Community College's Substance Abuse Counseling Program Website. The Substance Abuse Counseling Program was developed and established in response to the lack of certified substance abuse counselors and trained human services professionals to address the methamphetamine "Ice" and substance abuse crisis occurring in the County of Hawaii.  The Substance Abuse Counseling Program offers an 21-credit Certificate of Completion in Substance Abuse Counseling to  student majors interested in a career in substance abuse counseling.  In addition, the program offers credit and non-credit courses to in-service substance abuse, human service and criminal justice professionals seeking to develop and/or upgrade their skills in working with individuals and families who suffer as a result of chemical abuse or dependency.

Substance abuse counseling courses are taught at the Hilo and West Hawaii campuses during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.   Students who successfully complete substance abuse counseling courses receive college credits and are eligible to receive addiction studies and/or fieldwork hours that they can apply towards obtaining State Substance Abuse Counseling Certification as required by the State of Hawaii Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), the National Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor (NAADAC) Credentialing Board and the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC).

E `Imi Pono (Best Practices) Substance Abuse Conference webpage

Featuring: Terri Gorski, Stephanie Covington, Dennis Daley and Pualani Kanahele

     Faculty                                                                              Advisory Council Members
 Donnalyn N. Kalei, M.Ed., MA, CSAC,                                             Randy "Kaipo" Like, CSAC Hui Ho'ola O Na Nahulu
 Lucy Jones, Ph.D, CSAC                                                                     Francis Malani, CSAC, Kulani Correctional Center
 Christine Kefford, LCSW, CSAC                                                        Reinette "Ipo" Morgan, CSAC, Care Hawaii
 Richard "Likeke" Teanio, MA, CSAC                                             Valerie Poindexter, Lokahi Treatment Centers
 Danielle Spain, MA, CSAC                                                                 Dr. Stephen Zuniga, PsyD. Big Island Substance Abuse Council
Jamal Wasan, Ph.D., MPH, CSAC                                                                 



Hilo: Donnalyn Kalei (808) 933-0701 johnsd@hawaii.edu
West Hawaii: Lucy Jones (808) 322-4850 lucyj@hawaii.edu

Admissions/Registration: (808) 974-7661  hawccinf@hawaii.edu

Financial Aid Available to Those Who Qualify

Website updated 06/09/2006

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