Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling programs prepare individuals to help prevent substance abuse, counsel individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and perform intervention and therapeutic services for persons suffering from addiction. Includes instruction in individual and group counseling skills, psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, substance abuse treatment modalities, substance abuse prevention and treatment resources, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, treatment evaluation, patient observation and education, group dynamics, professional standards and ethics, and applicable law and regulations.
Of the 1,381 Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling degrees granted each year at the Associates degree level, women make up 74% percent and men make up 26% percent of the field of study. Did you know that California has more students being granted a degree in Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling than any other state? In fact, California awarded 219 degrees last year! The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling is $37,200.
InterCoast Colleges-West Covina, Huntington Junior College and Clarks Summit University are three schools popular for Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling programs. In fact, there are 19 students at InterCoast Colleges-West Covina pursuing a Associates degree in Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. Take a look at the college options in the table below.