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HSRS: Addictions

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 Community Behavioral Health 3
HSRS 125 Observation, Crisis, Documentation 3
HSRS 232 Substance Abuse Disorders 3
  Semester Total 15
Second Semester
MATH  Any 100 level Math 3
HSRS 123 Psyc Rehab I 3
HSRS 126 Impairments, Disabilites and Handicaps 3
HSRS 292 Rehabilitation Case Management 3
HSRS 293 Families and Addictions 3
  Semester Total 15
Third Semester
BIOL Any College Level Biology Course 4
HSRS 221 Psychiatric Rehabilitation II 3
HSRS 290 Intake, Assessment and Diagnosis in Addictions 3
HSRS 296 Co-Occuring Disorders in Addiction 3
PSYC 201 Lifespan 3
  Semester Total 16
Fourth Semester    
HSRS 222 Psyc Rehab II 3
HSRS 294 Treatments and Supports in Addiction 3
HSRS 297 Motivational Interviewing for Addictions 3
HSRS 298 Clinical Practice in Addiction (300 Hrs) 4
HSRS 295 HSRS Seminar 1
  Semester Total 14


Ashley Lewis, MA
Department Chair
Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies
2001 Union Carbide Dr.
South Charleston, WV 25303
Phone: 304.205.6677