Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies - Addictions Counseling
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) in compliance with the standards set by the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction and Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP).
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Note: Students enrolled in this program MUST submit to and pass drug screening tests- one prior to beginning any practicums or clinical, and one random test during the same semester as practicum/ clinical placement. Students will sign an agreement for this requirement, which will outline the details. Additionally, a background screening will be completed and used for placement purposes only.