Alcohol Drug Education Program Coordinator Selected as Editor for Journal on Addictions

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Jun 13, 2002

Michael J. Taleff, coordinator for the Alcohol Drug Education Program (ADEP) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, was selected as editor for the Journal of Teaching in the Addictions.

The journal, which released its first edition this March, focuses on educational issues for addiction studies at the collegiate level such as accreditation processes, curriculum studies and development, needs assessments, and research. It is the official journal of the International Coalition For Addiction Studies Education (INCASE).

According to Taleff, being an editor for an international journal has been a labor of love and frustration. "In lieu of the growing number of addiction studies programs, this is something that is long overdue and will hopefully be of benefit to this field," he said.

Prior to joining UH Mānoa, Taleff was an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University. He has a doctorate degree in counselor education and is certified by the state of Hawaiʻi as a substance abuse counselor and is nationally certified as a Masters Addiction Counselor. He has received a 20-year award from the Pennsylvania Certification Board and a Dean‘s Recognition award from Penn State. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Alcohol, Drug and Addiction Counselors, and is a past president of INCASE.