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Addiction Studies Counseling and Prevention Minor

Addiction Studies (ADST) is a NAADAC approved education provider with the primary focus of preparing students for WA State Certifcation 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:

Student 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 certifcation standards for the chemical dependency profession. Contact your Addiction Studies advisor for a course list. Required courses in the following program of study may have prerequisites. Reference the course description section for clarifcation.

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What will I study?

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

Required Courses (29 credits)
ADST 300: Survey of Alcohol/Drug Problems (4)
ADST 302: Counseling Theories for the Addiction Professional (4)
ADST 303: HIV/AIDS and Addiction Treatment (2)
ADST 410: Community Prevention Methods (4)
ADST 412: Physiology and Pharmacology of Addictions (4)
ADST 420: Alcohol/Drug Case Management (4)
ADST 430: Addiction Treatment with Families (4)
ADST 440: Alcohol/Drug Group Counseling (3)

Practicum (5 credits)*
ADST 350: Addiction Studies Practicum Seminar (1)
ADST 385: Addiction Studies Practicum I (2)
ADST 485: Addiction Studies Practicum II (2)

Note: *Minor option available without practicum for students who do not plan to work in the field of Addiction Treatment or Prevention. Contact program director for approval.

Required program credits: 29 credits
Practicum credits: 5 credits*
Total credits for above minor 34 credits

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