HSRS: Addiction

Addiction is the number one public health issue in the United States today. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), approximately 22.1 million people aged 12 or older needed treatment for a substance use disorder in 2010. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in addiction counseling and to enhance the knowledge and skills of those already working in the field. Skills include individual, family and group counseling techniques, as well as assessment, treatment planning, prevention and other topics related to addiction. This program was designed to prepare students to become an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) and to prepare students to sit for West Virginia’s Alcohol and Drug Counselor’s (ADC) Certification examination.


First Semester
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ATEC 115
Computer Literacy OR
Fundamentals of Business Computer
HSRS 120 Introduction to Human Services and
Rehabilitation Studies
HSRS 125 Crisis Prevention 3
HSRS 232 Substance Abuse Disorders 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
HSRS Elective Restricted Elective (Any HSRS Course outside of major) 1
PSYC 201
General Psychology OR Lifespan Psychology 3
MATH  Any College Level Math 3
HSRS 123 Psychiatric Rehabilitation I 3
HSRS 290 Intake, Assessments, and Diagnosis in Addictions 3
HSRS 293 Family and Addictions 3
  Semester Total 16
Third Semester
BIOL Any College Level Biology Course 3
HSRS 221 Psychiatric Rehabilitation II 3
HSRS 297 Motivational Interviewing in Addictions 3
HUMN 101 Introduction to Humanities 3
HSRS 296 Co-Occuring Disorders in Addiction 3
  Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester    
HSRS 295 Human Services Seminar 1
HSRS 222 Psychiatric Rehabilitation III 3
HSRS 292 Rehabilitation Case Management 3
HSRS 294 Treatments and Supports in Addiction 3
HSRS 298 Clinical Practice in Addiction (300 Hrs) 4
  Semester Total 14