LASACT Educational Opportunities Louisiana Addiction Counselor Training (LACT) Program Information:
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Learn About Addiction Through Our Training Program
LACT courses are open to all individuals interested in learning more about addiction. Many students are interested in becoming Professional Addiction Counselors. Allied health professionals such as social workers, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and other helping professionals often benefit substantially from developing specialized skills in addiction work to better assist their clients, as well as to earn credits for a Specialty Certificate in Addiction.
A commitment to become a full-time Addiction Professional is not necessary for course enrollment, but a strong desire to study the addiction field is essential. Although a high school or college degree is not required, students should have basic writing, reading, and verbal skills in order to get the maximum benefit from the program.
Great training for current and potential CIT’s!
Classes are held one weekend per month
1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays AND 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays
15 hours per weekend; 45 hours per quarter; 180 hours per year
Mandatory Orientation Session for new students is held at 10 a.m. on the first day of class of each quarter, with a lunch break before class starts at 1 p.m.
2021 LACT Schedule
January 8 - 9, 2021
February 12 - 13, 2021
March 12 - 13, 2021
April 9 - 10, 2021
May 21 – 22, 2021
June 25 – 26, 2021
July 23 – 24, 2021
August 13 – 14, 2021
September 10 – 11, 2021
October 8 – 9, 2021
November 12 – 13, 2021
December 10 -11, 2021
Marolon Mangham, MBA, Executive Director
Danna Spayde, MSW, Executive Assistant/LACT Director
Donna Simoneaux, Certification Specialist
Susan Marino, Administrative Assistant
Jordan Blacher, Communication Director
Class size is limited. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that LACT students do NOT qualify for LASACT Student Membership and must apply for Regular membership status.
LASACT membership must remain current while enrolled in LACT in order to qualify for the discounted tuition rate.
All LASACT memberships expire on December 31 of each year and must be renewed by that date.