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Welcome to the Distance Learning for Addiction Studies

The Premier Source for Addiction Training on the World Wide Web

The Distance Learning Center for Addiction Studies (DLCAS) is an internet based educational service that provides comprehensive training and information in the field of addiction studies. Such knowledge will help individuals stay current with the advances of the field, or will provide the educational training hours needed to either obtain or maintain a credential as a drug/alcohol counseling professional. Addiction Education by way of distance learning is an exciting format that can help save you considerable amounts of both time and money by allowing you to do your training in the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. currently offers the largest number of addiction education courses available on the Internet.  We work to ensure that our catalog has the newest and most appropriate titles available to help you obtain or maintain your knowledge of addiction and treatment related concerns.  We work with some of the leading authors, trainers, and educators in the field today to bring you the best education available on the World Wide Web.

About our Coursework

There are basically two types of students who purchase coursework from

  • Professionals seeking continuing education hours;

  • Counselors-in-training seeking basic training hours.

If you are seeking continuing education (CE) hours, your path is simple.  Navigate to our Shop  by using the menu bar at the top of this page (Shop our Coursework) and review the available course titles.  We have separated our coursework into Series (e.g. Pharmacology Series, Treatment Series, Ethics Series, etc.) in which all courses are listed in alphabetical order.  You can learn more about a course by simply clicking on the course title - a new tab or window will open to give you information about the course, goals/objective, and instructor.  When you find a course that you wish to purchase, simply click on the format you'd like - Internet (immediately downloadable), USB Flash Drive, or Hard Copy (these two formats will be sent to you by USPS Priority Mail).  

By selecting a course, you'll be taken to our secure cart system.  You can "Continue Shopping" if you'd like additional courses, or "Checkout" if you are ready to purchase your course.  Then, simply follow the instructions on your screen to complete your order.  If you order Internet formatted coursework, be sure to note that the course title on the order confirmation page is the direct link to your course.  This same link will be sent to your email address as back-up.  This page is also a receipt that you can print and use if you need one for reimbursement purposes.

If you are seeking basic training hours, or are uncertain as to how many hours your credentialing board allows for CE, you can click on the top menu bar titled "Credentialing Information" and select "Credentialing by State", or you can simply use the link below:

Getting Started

In The News

If Marijuana Remains a Schedule I Substance, we can Never do the Research Everyone Knows we Need

-NBC News


Cannabis has been known to humans for thousands of years, and there is nearly universal support for medical cannabis: Over 90 percent of Americans believe that cannabis should be legalized for medical use, according to a Quinnipiac Poll. 


April 29 , 2019

3 States Legalize Marijuana for Recreational or Medical Use

-Huffington Post


Three more states legalized marijuana for recreational or medical use on Tuesday.  

Voters in Michigan legalized recreational marijuana, making it the 10th state in the nation and the first state in the Midwest to do so. In both Utah and Missouri, voters legalized marijuana for medical purposes ― the 31st and 32nd states to approve medical cannabis. 

November 7, 2018

How Technology Fails Us in the Battle Agains Opioid Addiction



The statistics are grim. The U.S. is still firmly in the grip of the opioid scourge. Americans of all ages are dying, children are being orphaned, we’re spending billions of dollars (possibly even a trillion) on addiction interventions, and people are still in pain.


November 6, 2018

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Student Testimonials 

       Thank you all so much for coming up with such a convenient and inexpensive way for someone in my position to re-certify quickly, this experience will be a large stepping stone in major changes in my life.


— P.H. from Massachusetts


      Thank you so much for your prompt reply.  I have heard nothing but wonderful things about your courses, and I can now see why! For those of us who live and work in rural areas this type of coursework to get CEU's for licensing makes our lives so much easier.  We don't have to fight snow and ice to get to workshops in the metro area.  Thank you again so very much, I will get to work on the next set of courses immediately.



— A. A from Minnesota

       I just completed my first online course through your agency.  I was so impressed with how user-friendly your course was for even a low-ranking computer literate person like me.  Thank you for making every step so easy to understand.



       You can be assured that I will be  recommending and looking to DLCAS again for further education and information.  The topics you offer were very appealing, even those that I may not need for CEU's as an Addictions Counselor.  I plan to return to your site soon to sign up for additional courses just as a personal interest as well as personal development.  Thank you again!!


— J.M. from Nebraska

— A.H from Maryland


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