Substance Abuse Program (A4538E)

The Substance Abuse Program is designed to prepare students for a career in the substance abuse field and assist them in the process of state credentialing toward becoming a certified or licensed substance abuse counselor. The program also enables students to transfer their credits earned and pursue a four year degree. Course work includes classroom and experiential activities geared toward:

  • knowledge and skills in the twelve core functions of a substance abuse professional
  • an understanding of the physical, psychological, and sociological aspects of addiction, including process additions, co-occurring disorders and relapse prevention.
  • an understanding of the impact of addiction on the individual, the family and society
  • knowledge and skills in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of addiction
  • an understanding of the ethical and legal aspects involved in the substance abuse field


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