ADEPT Counselor with Patient

Alcohol and Drug Education and Psychology Training (ADEPT) Center 


About the ADEPT Center

As the opioid crisis swells and overdoses rise to the leading cause of accidental death, nationally, Massachusetts struggles to develop a substance use disorder (SUD) workforce capable of addressing this growing problem. The  Alcohol and Drug Education and Psychology Training (ADEPT) Center at William James College works collaboratively with treatment providers, educational partners, and other leaders to increase the number and capacity of SUD professionals.

Acknowledging the important role mental health and behavioral health care providers play in substance use treatment, William James College is one of the only schools in Massachusetts to require substance use disorder classes at the Bachelor's, Master's and PsyD level.