Practice Resources

There is a multitude of resources, services, and tools mentioned in the book Addiction Private Practice: The Definitive Guide for Addiction Counselors & Therapists. All of the descriptions and links are located on this page.

Accounting Software | ASI & SASSI Assessments | Books | Business Cards | Corporations & LLCs | Credit Card Processing | Domain Names, Email, Websites | Drug Testing | Grammarly | EAP Providers | EHR System | Insurance Billing | Malpractice Insurance | Forms, Communications, Documents | SAP Training | Security System | State & National Organizations

Accounting Software

FreshBooks is one of the easiest and most affordable accounting software available. FreshBooks is APN’s preferred provider for bookkeeping and accounting software for private practices.


ASI & SASSI Assessments

The ASI-MV by Inflexxion is an internet-adapted version of Dr. A. Thomas McLellan’s Addiction Severity Index (ASI). ASI-MV allows clients to access and self-administer their own interviews on the web while using audio and video as a guide. Additionally, on-screen interviewers introduce the client to the program, present the questions, and offer further explanations and examples when needed, similar to a live interviewer. Severity Ratings are automatically generated within ASI-MV by using a research-tested algorithm developed by Inflexxion. The Composite Scores are also automatically generated within ASI-MV Online and use the mathematical formula developed by Dr. A. Thomas McLellan.

Inflexxion is offering one year of free access to the ASI-MV product (a $500 value) to readers of Addiction Private Practice and members of APN. To claim your free year of service call or email Tanya Baertsch at (503) 802-9884 or Let her know that you have read the book and are a member of APN.

The SASSI-4 assessment is a fast and accurate screening tool for substance use disorders and their severity. SASSI Online is a web-based system for the administration and analysis of SASSI questionnaires. Through your secure workspace, SASSI Online enables you to order and administer questionnaires, receive immediate scoring of clients’ responses, and review client results and profile reports, all using a standard web browser and an internet connection. Free clinical consultations available on all reports.




Addiction Private Practice: The Definitive Guide for Addiction Counselors and Therapists

The Addiction Treatment Planner, 5th Edition

Addiction Treatment Homework Planner, 5th Edition

The Addiction Progress Notes Planner, 5th Edition

The Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment Planner



Business Cards


VistaPrint is the APN preferred provider of business cards and other printing services. Use this VistaPrint link to receive $20 off an order of $40 or more.

Corporations & Limited Liability Companies


CorpNet is the APN preferred legal formation services company. CorpNet offers very affordable services for forming an S Corporation or LLC for your private practice.



Credit Card Processing

Square Inc., is APN’s recommended merchant services provider. Square offers competitive card processing rates, instant transfer of funds to your bank account, and small business working capital.


Domain Names, Email Accounts and Websites

The APN preferred provider for web services is GoDaddy. APN and GoDaddy have partnered to offer the lowest pricing possible to APN members for Website builders, domain names and email accounts. The rates offered through our web services page are often lower than GoDaddy’s sale pricing. Use the Web Services link on this page to access these discounts.


Drug Testing Supplies

American Screening is the APN preferred provider for drug testing supplies.  American Screening offers complete drug testing solutions. Their products are high quality with very low pricing.

Grammarly is the world’s best grammar checker. APN recommends checking the text you place on your website and in online profiles through this service. Grammarly also provides proofreading services and will check your work for plagiarism.


EAP Providers

National EAP


All One Health


Electronic Health Records (EHR) System

APN recommends TheraNest for addiction counselors in private practice. Use this TheraNest link and you will receive 20% off your first two months of service!


Insurance Billing Services

Willow Insurance Management is the preferred provider of insurance billing services for APN members with private practices. Use the link provided or call (949) 419-5700.


Malpractice Insurance

Health Providers Service Organization (HPSO) is the recommended provider of Malpractice and General Liability insurance for addiction counselors and professionals. They offer excellent rates, superior customer services, and higher coverage limits.


Practice Forms, Communications, Documents and Worksheets

APN provides clients forms, practice documents, sample clients communications and startup worksheets for counselors launching or operating a private practice. We have divided the forms into groups so that you may purchase few forms at a lower cost or you may purchase the complete package and save $40. Visit the APN store to purchase.


SAP Training

Are you interested in becoming an SAP? Providing SAP services is an excellent source of additional income for any private practice. APN recommends NAADAC’s SAP Qualification Independent Study Course.


Security System & Devices

For personal and private practice security, APN recommends SimpliSafe. SimpliSafe provides easy to install and affordable systems for home or office. We also recommend the 5-Star Urgent Response device. 5-Star is a small device you can carry with you at all times to summon emergency services if needed.


State & National Organizations

The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC)

The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Providers (CCAPP)

The Mental Health and Addiction Counseling Board of Oregon (MHACBO)

Don’t see your organization? Ask us to list it:

APN recommends these services as they are excellent and used in many of our member’s practices. However, APN may be an affiliate and receive income from some of these service providers.

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