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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Drug & Alcohol, Certificate (414.2)

Allegheny, South

This program prepares the student for an entry-level position as a clinician in a drug and/or alcohol treatment center. Training is in counseling technique, case management, prevention, intervention and rehabilitation.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Describe, define and differentiate the various models or paradigms currently used to understand the field of chemical dependency.
  2. Examine, define and explain the addiction counseling theories, the philosophy of the theories and techniques for change.
  3. Identify and name the various drugs of abuse and the legal drugs that are used to manage withdrawal and maintain patients.
  4. Appraise, describe and practice ethics as they pertain to the field of chemical dependency.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of communicable diseases that are particularly problematic in this field, especially HIV/AIDS, HBV and HCV.
  6. Appraise and explain those aspects of the discipline of law that interface with the field of chemical dependency.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may seek employment in entry-level positions such as interviewers in rehabilitation treatment settings, halfway houses, detox centers, missions, women’s shelters, juvenile treatment facilities and methadone maintenance centers.