The minor in substance abuse and addictions is designed for students who are interested in working with persons experiencing addictive disorders. It is structured to meet state licensing educational requirements for licensure as a chemical dependency counselor (LCDC).Courses cover all levels of alcohol and drug use, as well as other behavioral addictions; their symptomology; personal and social impacts; and treatment.
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The minor in Substance Abuse and Addictions requires completion of RHAB 4075 and then 5 other addictions classes. Students wishing to seek licensure as an LCDC should complete: RHAB 4075, 4175, 4475, 4675, 4375, and then choose one from: RHAB 3975, 4275, or 4575. For a certificate in Substance Abuse Treatment, the four classes are required: RHAB 4075, 4175, 4475, and 4675.
Substance Abuse Treatment
The undergraduate academic certificate in substance abuse treatment provides a basic foundation for becoming a licensed chemical dependency counselor (for majors entitled to a waiver of educational requirements under 450.109, visit www.dshs.state.tx.us/sa and navigate to “Licensure” and then to “LCDC Handbook”). Completion of the certificate also contributes to skills applicable in any human service field.
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Substance Abuse Studies
The undergraduate academic certificate in substance abuse studies allows students to pursue their own interests in substance abuse and treatment. It allows the flexibility to study any area of alcohol and drug abuse for personal or professional application other than counselor licensure.
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