Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

Learn the skills and acquire knowledge to be an effective substance use disorder counselor. Help clients identify and change beliefs and behaviors connected to addiction.

This program is perfect for...

  • Allied health professionals who want to add specific knowledge and skills when working with patients and clients who suffer from substance abuse
  • Students preparing for graduate studies in marriage and family therapy, clinical social work, or psychology
  • Aspiring substance use disorder counselors
  • Criminal justice and law enforcement professionals

What you can learn.

  • Vital knowledge and practical skills to successfully counsel clients in with substance use disorders
  • The educational requirements for certification through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

Would you like to learn more about the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Certificate? Please click here for more information. 

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Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

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*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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