A career in drug and alcohol abuse counseling is a rewarding avenue for those interested in helping individuals with addiction and substance abuse issues. It is one of the highest growing fields in the country according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counseling Program provides students with the education and practical experience to become licensed chemical dependency counselors who will graduate with the skills needed to provide the necessary services to individuals and families in need. This career path will allow you to make a life-changing difference for individuals in the community you serve.
From Left to Right:
John Roof (committee chair), Matt Wylie (committee member), Kyle May (Hill College), Kason Mobley (committee vice-chair), Neal Sandlin (committee member), Pamala Preston (committee member), Tina Lincoln (committee member), and Lindsey Fiore (committee member). Not Pictured: Pam Crumpton (committee member)
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Effectively articulate factual information orally and in writing as applied to criminal justice practice. Students will apply a professional code of ethics in exercising discretion and problem solving.
- Explain the behavioral, psychological, health, and social effects of substance abuse.
- Describe the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
- Explain the contemporary models and theories of counseling clients with substance abuse problems.
- Describe the privacy considerations of treating individuals with substance abuse disorders.