Minor in Addiction Counseling & Prevention

About

Addiction Studies (ADST) is a NAADAC approved education provider with the primary focus of preparing students for WA State Certification as Chemical Dependency Professionals.

ADST also provides university-level education valuable for students in a variety of disciplines such as health education, criminal justice, social work, psychology and can also enhance effectiveness in personal and career endeavors. Employers are especially eager to hire students with a foundation in Addiction Studies coursework as part of their major expertise.

General Admission Requirements for Addiction Studies

Students should meet with the Director of Addiction Studies following the completion of ADST 300. Transfer students will need to meet with the director to evaluate previous coursework for inclusion in the ADST program.

Students may complete coursework in Addiction Studies that will meet the Washington state certification standards for the chemical dependency profession. Contact your Addiction Studies advisor for a course list.

Curriculum & Requirements

Addiction Counseling and Prevention Minor

Completion of the ADST Minor is geared toward preparing students for work in both the addiction treatment and prevention arenas.

Required Courses
ADST 300SURVEY OF ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEMS4
ADST 302COUNSELING THEORIES FOR THE ADDICTION PROFESSIONAL4
ADST 303HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT2
ADST 410COMMUNITY PREVENTION METHODS4
ADST 412PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY OF ADDICTIONS4
ADST 420ALCOHOL/DRUG CASE MANAGEMENT4
ADST 430ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES4
ADST 440ALCOHOL/DRUG GROUP COUNSELING3
Practicum 1
ADST 350ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM SEMINAR2
ADST 385ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM I2
ADST 485ADDICTION STUDIES PRACTICUM II2
Total Credits35

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