ACADC is nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies as required by the CA Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. The ACADC is authorized by the State Department of California Alcohol and Drug Programs to train, evaluate and issue the state certification of Professional Alcohol, Drug and Addictions Counselor. It’s curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and meets the requirement to teach the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice.
This Institute also provides Life Skills Classes, an Internship Program, counseling, and is a direct pipeline to local recovery programs in the City.
Drugged Driving Is Impaired Driving
According to Los Angeles DUI Law Firms, if you appear to be impaired by the arresting officer, but your breathalyzer test shows that you are not under the influence of alcohol, he may suspect that you have been using drugs and this is impairing your driving ability. These include prescription and nonprescription medications in addition to illegal drugs. The officer can call a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) to the scene—or he may be one himself—to perform a series of tests.
If the DRE officer’s multi-step evaluation process determines that you are indeed under the influence of drugs, you can be charged with DWI or DUI. The charge depends on what the state calls the offense of drugged driving.