East Texas Council On

Alcoholism And Drug Abuse

About Us Our Services

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide recovery support services and reduce substance use through education and intervention. We also help young adults successfully transition into adulthood by providing services to address essential needs.

Our Services

Substance Abuse Screening and Referral Services (OSAR):

Licensed counselors provide drug and alcohol screening and assessment to those seeking state-funded treatment for addiction. ETCADA complies with the regulations for priority populations addmisiion in accordance with federal SAPT Block Grant regulations.

To see priority population list, click here.

After-Hours Crisis Availability:

After-Hours Crisis Availability: Free confidential assistance available 24-hours/7 days per week.

Crisis Hotline: 1-800-832-1009 

Andrews Center Crisis Hotline: 1-877-934-2131


Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI): The SASSI evaluation serves to identify risk of addiction and is administered to those as required by the criminal justice system.

Education / Prevention

School Based Prevention Programs:

Using research-based curricula determined model or exemplary by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), trained ETCADA staff facilitate 6 -10 week drug prevention programs designed to reduce the onset of the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by youth. Teachers, Counselors and Administrators within our 23 counties can contact our office to arrange cost-free sessions for their school at no charge.  

Youth Prevention Universal (YPU):

The YPU program aims to influence all groups through evidenced based curricula to provide prevention education and skills training.

Youth Prevention Indicated (YPI):

The YPI program benefits those who are already showing signs of drug involvement or related risk factors, utilizing evidenced base curricula to strengthen protective factors and deal effectively with risk factors in the lives of youth. Family members may also be involved in these services. The program also provides crisis intervention services to participants and their families to intervene in situations which may or may not involve alcohol or drug use but may escalate if immediate attention is not provided.  

Prevention Resource Center (PRC):

ETCADA hosts the PRC for Region 4 in Northeast Texas. Under the new HHSC funding requirements beginning in FY13-14, the PRC4 serves as the regional data collection and distribution entity engaged in assessing substance use risk and protective factors for the region. This involves seeking out data sources and trends in our local communities and working with other PRC Regions and HHSC to produce ongoing assessments of prevention needs. We conduct public education about data collection and trends and our team is available to speak at community health fairs, and other gatherings. The PRC also coordinates related trainings for the region. Additionally, our PRC operates a comprehensive program of tobacco compliance checks throughout the region to 1) educate merchants that sell tobacco, 2) ensure they maintain compliance with state and federal laws addressing tobacco sales to minors, 3) do not sell tobacco to minors, and 4) confirm that merchants display the required signage to alert the public about Texas tobacco laws. Further details are available on the PRC website at www.prcfour.org.

Substance Abuse Services

Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral (OSAR) Services:

ETCADA utilizes License Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) to provide screenings and assessments for those seeking treatment for substance abuse disorders. LCDCs also conduct SASSI screenings, MIT, MIP and DWI Intervention services.

ETCADA’s OSAR services are funded by Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), private pay based on sliding fee scale, other community donations and the United Way.

Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI) is a standardized screening tool generally required by the judicial system. This screening questionnaire is brief, accurate and provides a consistent substance abuse scoring measure.

For substance abuse and mental health crisis, please call the Andrews Center Crisis Hotline: 1-877-934-2131


Peer Specialist Supervisor Training (PSS)

The Peer Specialist Supervisor (PSS) credential standardized the qualifications for those supervising individuals working in the field of Peer Support Services.

Those eligible for certification, applicants must be one of the following BEFORE applying to be a Peer Specialist Supervisor: QCC, LPC, LCSW, DR., LCDC, RN, PRN, LPHA, QMHP-CS, MHPS and RSPS can become supervisors if they have enough experience.

View our current flyer

-Click here for more information on upcoming training dates

The full requirements and additional information may be found at: http://www.tcbap.org

Recovery Coach Academy

The RCA 46 hour program is approved by Texas Certification Board (TCB).

What is Recovery Coach Academy?

The Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) is a 5 day (46 hour) training opportunity designed for anyone interested in serving as a Recovery Coach.  The Academy offers a comprehensive overview of the purpose and roles of Recovery Coaching while providing participants the tools and resources necessary in providing recovery support services. The training provides one of the basic components required for Texas Certification Board (TCB) Peer Recovery Support Specialist certification (PRS) or Recovery Support Peer Specialist (Medicaid Billable) certification (RSPS). Complete explanation of PRS requirements can be found at the TCBAP web site; www.tcbap.org.

This event is open to anyone who wants to gain more understanding of substance use and mental disorders, crisis intervention, and how to respond in crisis situations. In addition, skills and tools on effective communication, motivational enhancement strategies, recovery action planning, cultural competency and recovery ethics will be offered. 

-To register for upcoming Recovery Coach Academy RSPS, download the flyer and follow the instructions to register for the class.

-Click here to contact us for additional information.

ETCADA trainings are approved by the Texas Certification Board (TCB), Provider Number 1010-19 Expires 05/2021. Complaints about provider may be directed to the TCB Standards Committee, 401 Ranch Road 620 South, Ste. 310, Austin, Texas, 78734. Fax Number (888) 506-8123.


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Contact Us

Longview Location - Main Office
Call Us: (903) 753-7633
TTY: (903) 247-9651 | (800) 441-8639
708 Glencrest Lane, Longview, TX. 75601

Pittsburg Location
Call Us: (903) 753-7633
211 Mill St., Pittsburg, TX 75686

Tyler Locations
2323 W. Front Street
Tyler, TX 75712

1820 Shiloh Rd Ste. 1302
Tyler, TX 75703

Paris Location
2654 Lamar Avenue
Paris, Texas 75460

D.O.R.S Location
716 Glencrest Lane
Suite A, B & C
Longview, TX 75601

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