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Human Services Technology – Substance Abuse

What if you had the opportunity to save someone’s life every day? The Substance Abuse Counseling program will train graduates, through individual or group therapy, to provide support, education, and guidance to people suffering from drug, alcohol, or other addictions.

The Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four-year degrees.

Coursework includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients.

Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DUI counselors, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Board.

Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse Course Information

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