Addiction Studies (Certificate)


Post Degree Certificate in Addiction Studies

This certificate is intended for students who have attained a bachelor’s degree in a major (e.g., counseling, psychology or social work) related to the field of addiction studies. Coursework in the Addiction Studies undergraduate certificate totals 21 credit hours and prepares students for entry level positions in alcohol and drug treatment agencies. In addition, the certificate meets the minimum educational requirements to initiate a Development Plan (for the CADC) with the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP).

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    The curriculum for the certificate consists of three components:

    1. A Core of Four Required Courses (12 credits):

    • ADS 1000 Introduction to Addiction Studies (3 credits)
    • ADS 1200 Assessment of Substance Use Disorders (3 credits)
    • ADS 2410 Techniques of Individual Counseling (3 credits)
    • ADS 4360 Family Theory and Therapy (3 credits)

    2. Two Elective Courses from the Following (6 credits):

    • ADS 4170 Substance Use Disorders in Youth (3 credits)
    • ADS 4210 Process Disorders: Gambling and Sexual Addiction (3 credits)
    • ADS 4430 Group Methods (3 credits)
    • ADS 4500 Prevention and Intervention of Substance Abuse (3 credits)
    • ADS 4600 Spirituality and Recovery (3 credits)
    • ADS 4950 Multicultural Competence in Treating Substance-Related-Disorders (3 credits)

    3. A clinical component totaling at least 3 credits to be fulfilled as a field placement of 300 hours in an addiction prevention or treatment agency. For those students who do not wish a clinical certificate, it is possible to substitute a third ADS elective in place of the internship.

    Total: 21 credits


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Program Contact Information

Program Director: Daniel Duryea, Ph.D., LPC, CADC
Reno Hall, Room 242
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-578-0413
Fax: 313-578-0507

Department Website

Department Chair
Nancy G. Calleja, Ph.D., LPC