Addiction Professional Services
Breining and CAADE:
Leading the Way in California, ahead of schedule

The announcement in July 2014 of Breining and CAADE establishing a uniform AOD/SUD professional credential in California was greeted with widespread support by employers, educators and counselors.

The result is that the State-approved Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC) Credential has become the fastest growing, most sought after entry-level AOD/SUD credential in California, and the two-year transition to this uniform standard is ahead of schedule.

The nationally-recognized Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) Credential issued by Breining is part of this transition, allowing addiction professionals to both retain their RAS Credential and be awarded the CATC Credential, so that these professionals enjoy both national and State-wide recognition.

Breining encourages and invites all addiction professionals to be part of this team effort in California. To get started, select this link: CATC Certification

And, for information about how to earn the nationally-administered RAS and other advanced AOD/SUD professional credentials from Breining, select this link: Advanced AOD/SUD Credentials


"Leading the Way" Conference 2015
“Best conference of the year!” was heard more than once as Breining Institute and California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators wrapped up the CAADE / Breining 2015 “Leading the Way” Conference April 17-19, 2015.

Great speakers and workshops, great networking, and a tremendous group of people to work with in California’s addiction professional community.

Please stay involved as Breining and CAADE continue their 30 year tradition to develop and deliver quality education, programs and services for addiction professionals, as well as serve as the profession’s advocate, in California.

We look forward to seeing you at the CAADE / Breining 2016 Conference!

Clean up your criminal record,
for improved opportunities in employment

For improved opportunities in employment, the program can help you expunge your California criminal record.
It can help you by:
•    Obtaining a copy of your California criminal record.
•    Determining if you are eligible to clear up your criminal convictions.
•    Preparing all documents to be filed with the Court so that the Court can order the expungement of your record.

The Clean Slate California / criminal record expungement service was developed and is provided by the Law Offices of Breining Kistner LLP, a general practice law firm whose partners have each been California-licensed attorneys for over 30 years.

Breining Kistner LLP is focused on assisting health care professionals and treatment programs with licensing and certification matters, with attorneys in the Sacramento and Los Angeles areas.

Contact the attorneys at Breining Kistner LLP by visiting their web site at