Help others recover from addiction by acquiring the skills of an addiction treatment counselor in a program that explores the causes and treatments for those suffering from substance abuse addiction. ICDC College’s Addiction Treatment Counseling Certificate introduces students to the foundations of addiction counseling while teaching them the fundamentals of a drug and alcohol counseling certificate. Learn how to handle tasks such as:
- Case management
- Psychoactive drugs
- Individual and group counseling
Drug and alcohol counselors can help people overcome their addictions, break negative patterns to avoid relapse, and improve their lives. The drug counseling certificate program from ICDC College, which can be taken online or on campus, gives you the skills you need to assist with addictive behaviors, prevent addiction, and manage cases. You will be trained in effective methods for providing individual and group substance abuse counseling.
- Alcohol and Drug Introduction and Overview
- Law & Ethics, Prevention, Education, Outreach, Referral
- Case Management
- Individual, Group & Family Counseling
- Psychoactive Drugs, Pharmacology
Topics covered in the program are the history of substance abuse in the United States, professional standards, recovery processes, problem-solving modules, interventions, how different substances affect genders differently, and a basic introduction to computers and how they are used in the workplace.
Graduates of the Addiction Treatment Counseling program will have met the educational and practicum requirements established by various local, state, and national certifying agencies across the United States.* With an addiction counseling certificate, graduates may be qualified for entry-level employment in hospitals, clinics, penal institutions, detoxification programs and other substance abuse counseling facilities.
There are various requirements for certification, and interested applicants are encouraged to look into the eligibility criteria for working in the field of Addictive Disorders Counseling. Graduates will be qualified to work in:
- various DUI diversion programs
- private practices
- probation and parole centers
- penal institutions
- detoxification programs and other substance abuse counseling facilities
Think you might have what it takes to work in the substance abuse treatment industry? Call ICDC College today at 1-888-926-4232. Admissions representatives are standing by to help you change your life today!
Note: You have been advised that failing to meet the minimum requirements in the state in which you choose to seek employment, and any previous misdemeanor convictions or periods on parole, may diminish or prohibit your opportunities for employment in this field. Further, any previous felony convictions will likely prohibit employment in this field.
*Individual state qualifications and requirements may vary.
ICDC College’s substance abuse counseling certificate is available at the following campus locations:
- Huntington Park
- Van Nuys
Going back to school to advance your knowledge of the treatment industry? ICDC College also offers an Alcohol and Drug Counseling Fast-Track Diploma, as well as an online Alcohol and Drug Counseling Associate Degree! Call 888-926-4232 to speak with an Admissions Representative and learn how you can change your life today!
The occupations this program prepares students to enter by name and SOC code:
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors # 21-1011.00; Social and Human Service Assistants # 21-1093.00; Rehabilitation Counselors # 21-105.00; Child, Family and School Social Workers 21-1021.00; Educational Guidance and School Vocational Counselors 21-1012.00; Counselors All Other 21-1019.00; Community Health Workers 21-1094.00; Mental Health Counselors 21-1014.00; Social and Community Service Managers 11-9151.00; Residential Advisors 39-9041.00; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 21-1023.00; Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers All Other 29-9099.00; Health Educators 21-1091.00
The links to the occupational profiles on the Department of Labor’s O*Net are:
Tuition and Fees: $9,705.00
Books and Supplies: included w/ tuition
On campus room and board: N/A
The program is designed to take 24 weeks to complete:
MEDIAN LOAN DEBT/ON-TIME GRADUATION RATE FOR COMPLETERS/ PLACEMENT RATE:
This program is new. Therefore the number of students who graduate, the number of students who are placed, or the starting salary you can earn after finishing the educational program are unknown at this time. Information regarding general salary and placement statistics may be available from government sources or from the institution, but it is not equivalent to actual performance data.