Why Addiction Studies?
So whether you are considering an addictions career or wanting to enhance your knowledge and/or skills in the area of substance use disorders, this curriculum is for you.
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The Addiction Studies curriculum consists of coursework focusing on the etiology of addiction, the impact of addiction on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual nature of the human being, family and society.
Individuals seeking an addictions career, will take specialized coursework, including a practicum course, that provides them with foundational knowledge and entry level skills to work not only with the addicted individual and their families, but to also work successfully within the treatment continuum and to network with other professionals and agencies.
Individuals not interested in an addictions career per se but are seeking to enhance their knowledge and /or skills in the area of substance use disorders are able to select from a variety of addiction courses that will provide them with the necessary information and/or training to help them meet their goals.
The successful completion of particular coursework in the Addiction Studies curriculum does allow an individual to apply for certification through the Idaho Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification, in particular, the Idaho Student of Addiction Studies certification. These courses will also meet educational requirements for individuals seeking CADC or ACADC certification through the Idaho Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification.Semester Plan - TC