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Addiction and Recovery Services

What if you had the opportunity to save someone’s life every day? The Addiction and Recovery Services 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 primary objective of the Human Services Technology Addiction and Recovery Services program is the development of competent human services professionals. The Human Services Technology Addiction and Recovery Services 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.

Admissions Process

Please Note: This program is not selective admission, however, due to the professional scope of practice/state certification you are pursuing; we require that students complete an interview/fit for duty self-assessment with the program director. The program admissions interview/fit for duty self-assessment is required prior to enrollment in curriculum classes.

You may email lniang@cfcc.edu the Human Services Technology program Director Dr. LaTonya Lee Niang, EdD LCAS CCS to initiate the interview process.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and intervention skills in classroom and clinical settings
  • Apply knowledge of key theories and approaches underlying human services intervention, such as the prevention
  • Develop and implement culturally competent policies and practices that affect and influence employees, programs, communities and stakeholders
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills competency in the 12 core functions of addiction counseling

Course Information

Human Services Technology, Addiction and Recovery Services (A4538E)
Human Services Technology, Addiction and Recovery Services Certificate (C4538E)
Human Services Technology/Substance Abuse CTE Pathway Certificate (C4538ECP) for High School Students

Quick Information

Information Sessions
This information session will be held in the L Building, Room 317. The session can also be accessed virtually via the links below.

Wed June 12, 2024 2-3 p.m. Join the info session
Program Outcomes
2020 2 graduates 2 females
2021 2 graduates 1 female 1 male
2023 7 graduates 7 females (1 African American, 1 LatinX)

Current Enrollment: 48

Video Resources

Grants and Awards
    • 2019 Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Communities That Talk Grant Preventing Underage Drinking
    • 2021 Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration Communities That Talk Grant Preventing Underage Drinking
    • 2021 Addiction Professional of North Carolina Recovery Month Celebration Grant
    • 2021 Problem Gambling Prevention GrantAs a part of the Gambling Prevention Grant Human Service Technology, students will be trained as peer educators. Peer educators will be available for presentation on campus to other students’ groups.

      The Catalyst Bystander Program was developed for the purpose of increasing students’ sense of responsibility to intervene in issues of sexual violence on campus and providing the skills to do so. This program was enhanced to include the issues of substance use and mental health. The goal of the Catalyst Bystander Program is to assist colleges and universities in developing a campus community where students support one another by creating a culture of care and balance. Components of the program include warning signs of substance use disorders, problem gambling, mental health issues, and sexual violence; obstacles to intervene, strategies on how to effectively intervene at varying comfort levels; video clips, and skill-building activities.

Sea Devil Recovery
Dedicated space is vital to the mission of supporting students in recovery. Students need safe spaces to gather, meet, support each Sea Devil Recovery is a dedicated space that communicates pride and belief in the value of the recovery identity. Sea Devil Recovery Provides Seminars related to recovery or relapse prevention, Skills training (e.g., coping skills and. Easily accessible mutual aid meetings. All students are welcome.
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