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Certificate in Alcoholism/Drug Abuse Counseling

Becker College’s alcoholism/drug abuse counseling certificate covers a range of topics taught by instructors who have professional experience in drug and alcohol counseling.

Topics of study include:

  • Knowledge of alcoholism and drug abuse
  • Assessment
  • Clinical evaluation
  • Treatment planning
  • Case management
  • Cultural competency
  • Ethics
  • Pharmacology
  • Patient, family and community education for alcohol and drugs, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases, tobacco cessation

Program Description

The certificate in alcoholism/drug abuse counseling gives students the option to work as an addiction counselor in many types of treatment settings, including:

  • Detoxification
  • Residential programs
  • Out-patient programs

Admissions Requirements

The Center for Accelerated and Professional Studies offers a rolling admission option; applications are accepted throughout the year.

Requirements include:

  • Completed signed application and payment of application fee ($40.00)
  • If prior college credit(s) earned > copy of official college transcript(s) required
  • If no prior college credit(s) earned > proof of high school diploma or GED
  • Assessment testing may be required

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If you have any questions or need any assistance you can contact us at accel@becker.edu or 508.373.9500.

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