||Sheldon L. Rosenzweig entered the Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention profession over 25 years ago when he was appointed Coordinator
of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program at the Indian
Rivers Mental Health Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. Since then, he has been
involved in many aspects of the profession, including advocacy for
certification, treatment provision, training, and consulting.
Currently, Mr. Rosenzweig divides his time between consulting, and jail-based assessments. Mr. Rosenzweig is a trainer for the Alabama State
Department of Mental Health. Since 2001 he has provided Post-Disaster
Crisis Counseling training and recently was asked to join a team being
created to train the state supported substance abuse programs a new
ASAM-based assessment tool.
Mr. Rosenzweig was born in the Bronx and was raised in Valley Stream,
NY. He earned a Bachelor of Social Welfare degree at Southern Illinois
University and a Masters of Arts in Community Counseling from the
University of Alabama. He currently is certified as an AODA Counselor, Certified Co-Occurring Counselor,
Certified Clinical Supervisor, Masters Level Addictions Professional, and
Criminal Justice Addictions Professional and is a Licensed Professional
Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
Before entering the Substance Abuse field, Mr. Rosenzweig was employed
by the Tuscaloosa County Department of Human Resources as an Adult
Caseworker and later as an Adult Protective Services Caseworker. His first
position at the Indian Rivers Mental Health Center was as an Aftercare
Therapist dealing primarily with the severely mentally ill. He was also the
acting Clinical Director for three years.
Mr. Rosenzweig was the Alabama Substance Abuse Professional of the year
in 1988. Mr. Rosenzweig is a past President of the Alabama Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Association, Treasurer of the International Certification and
Reciprocity Commission, and Chairman of the Alabama School of Alcohol
and other Drugs Studies.
Mr. Rosenzweig has been actively involved in training and consultation
since 1999. He has worked throughout America and has provided training in
Sweden, Israel, Peru, and Bermuda.
Mr. Rosenzweig is currently co-chair of Tuscaloosa’s Compassionate
Response Committee, a faith-based partnership created to respond to local
disasters. He is a member of the Alabama Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Association Board.