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Anthony was great, from signing up through completing the course (Recovery Academy Coach), he made it easy, fun and educational. I was worried about all the information coming through in translation during an online course, but it was actually a wonderful experience! We had a great group and I think we all took a lot away from the process. Thanks so much and I’m looking forward to working with you again in the future!

Jennifer Gallardo

A very useful and interesting course! Really enjoyed the training. This is a great opportunity for further work.Big thanks to the Coach Anthony for his attentiveness, help, professionalism. I felt his support and attention during the whole course. I sincerely wish the project prosperity.


I had a great experience with this class and Anthony. He has a great way of teaching and encouraging the class. I will definitely be recommending this to people in my recovery circle and look forward to giving some of his other classes a try.

Jennifer Cartolano


Christian Lekkas

Anthony Bryant is by far one the best instructors I’ve had. The CRPA course was pleasing, full of knowledge, skills, techniques, and all the right things to say. I looked forward to it every day and it helps me better understand another approach to substance abuse. This instructor has 30+ years of experience, I wish he was able to visit our area with a seminar, he’s beyond knowledgeable, and I cant thank Mr. Bryant enough in preparing me to help others. Nya:weh (Thank you in Seneca).

franchesca jones

I recently completed my class time at great escape, even though the teacher Anthony said I can review as long as I want and keep coming to classes. He is hands-down very well qualified for this position training future counselors. He not only takes the time and energy to explain everything as much as you need to be explained but after class so he doesn’t waste other peoples time he will have conferences with me at random. One of the nicest things I thought about Anthony was no matter when I needed to ask a question he was always there for me. I feel very comfortable getting into the substance use industry now that I’ve been through Anthony’s class at Great escape. I will be taking future trainings with him and updating my credentials periodically through him and his organization. I have nothing but great things to say about the training even though the entire training was done online because of Covid. Thank you again to Anthony for all his help. In addition he helped me with my application and help set up some interviews for me for future jobs.

Robert Sposato

Great Escape provided me with the education, confidence and opportunity to start my career as a CASAC. Im so grateful for my experience there. The instructor is engaging, supportive and makes learning fun. I would recommend Great Escape to anyone looking to get started or gain knowledge in the field of addiction. I’ve done multiple trainings with them and look forward to doing more in the future!

Keri C

Before hearing about Great Escape Substance Abuse Training and Information, I took the CASAC examination, and I failed. I called one of my friends and told her how discouraged I was. She said, “cheer up”, I am going to send you somewhere that I went for my CASAC prep, and you will pass.” She also said, “It is in Long Island, but you won’t regret it.” Importantly, this place was “THE GREAT ESCAPE SUBSTANCE ABUSE and INFORMATION.” I proceeded to Great Escape and completed my CASAC prep, and “YES,” I passed, completing the exam in an hour and a half.

First, I must say it was an enriching experience overall. The instructor was highly knowledgeable and demonstrated a genuine passion for teaching, which made the learning process engaging and enjoyable. The curriculum was well-structured, covering a comprehensive range of topics relevant to my field of interest.

One aspect that particularly impressed me was the hands-on approach to learning. The school provided ample opportunities for practical exercises, and real-world case studies, allowing me to apply theoretical concepts in a practical setting. This not only deepened my understanding of the subject matter, but also equipped me with valuable skills that I can readily apply in my professional endeavors.

Furthermore, I appreciated the supportive learning environment fostered by the school. The instructor was approachable and always willing to provide guidance and assistance whenever needed. My overall experience at Great Escape was also highly positive, which compelled me to pursue another course (CARC/CRPA). I feel well-prepared to tackle the challenges ahead in my career.

I would highly recommend their training programs to anyone seeking quality education and practical skills development.

Concita Watkis, MA, Advanced -CASAC, CAM-II, CARCCRPA-P

The teacher Anthony was hands down my favorite teacher ever!! His enthusiasm and charisma made learning how to be a counselor an amazing experience. I’m so fortunate to have picked Great Escape. I recommend this to anyone looking to start a career in substance abuse.

Drew Burggraf

Hello all, I know a great school for substance abuse training and education. The teacher is not only that, but he is also a mentor and guide in the field. From CASAC to Peer Advocates his teaching is on point. I’ve worked in this field for the past 15 years. GREAT ESCAPE most definitely had a great deal to do with me finally passing my CASAC Exam. Thank you Great Escapes 👍 👌 ☺️ I love you!!!

Henry Dennis CASAC 2

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