ACADC Institute


New Life Spirit Recovery Training & Equipping Center

ACADC offers Dual Credentials

Are you seeking a professional certificate to enable you to work in the field of drug and alcohol recovery, but desire to do so from a Christian perspective? ACADC holds the solution and all the requirements to set you on the course to success, without compromising your belief systems.

ACADC provides the pathway to the following credentials:

  • The RAS - Nationally Accredited (NCCA) California Approved (ADP) Certification

  • The CDAAC - The professional Christian Certificate. This credential assures employers that a solid Christian education has been provided in addition to the education that is state required. The education goes ABOVE and BEYOND the baseline curriculum, and prepares students with a biblical worldview of addiction. The CDAAC has a progressive set of certificates that can be obtained through the different criteria explained.

To learn the steps to certification, click here

Institute Information

New Life Spirit Recovery and Spirit of Life Recovery are educational providers for ACADC Institute and Briening Institute. This allows us to equip and provide the necessary education requirements to attain state-certification in the field of Drug and Alcohol Counseling. We offer a 26 week accelerated program to complete the 155 hours of classroom.

Dr. Robert Tucker is the adminstrator and teacher of the Fountain Valley Institute. He not only understands the curriculum, but works in the professional field, thus brings a wealth of insight, knowledge and practical application to these classes. In addition to equipping students with the professional requirements, Dr. Tucker is known for his deep understanding of the spiritual roots of addiction, and teaches from a Christian worldview the necessity of applying spiritual remedies.

Classroom Time:

Every Monday and Tuesday evening from 6pm to 9pm

Class Location:

Shoreline Baptist Church
10350 Ellis Avenue, Room 27-A
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(park at the rear of the church building, use the rear stairway between the school and gym, enter the dbl glass doors and we are in the third room on the right)

Classrooms are open to anyone who wish to audit the classes. We have community participants who merely want the teaching and fellowship, and don't desire to receive any actual credential.

NLSR Staff Forms - click for "Staff Only" Forms