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Addiction Studies

Addiction Studies

Do you want to help those struggling with addiction? The Addiction Studies program teaches you the skills required to work in today’s treatment facilities and prepares you for the certification process for California’s drug treatment settings.

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What to Expect

Students advance rapidly from classroom to treatment facilities  experience. Our certificate includes two internships, each consisting of 150 hours of real-life, supervised practice in approved addiction treatment facilities. Telepresence from Del Norte and Klamath-Trinity is offered for many of our classes.

You will learn to:

  • Develop a program tailored to the individual in support of a recovery process and relapse prevention that will effect an improved quality of living.
  • Design a process for clients to self-explore the consequences of alcoholism and other drug dependence.
  • Provide current and accurate information regarding the roles of family members and others in the alcoholism/drug dependency system.
  • Assist clients to establish life management skills to support a recovery process.
  • Maintain appropriate records in a confidential manner for the purpose of treatment planning and case management.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural, social, and psychological differences in populations and individuals.
  • Prepare for both the CAADE and CCAPP state certifications.

Become a facilitator of change... the mentor of growth

Employers of CR’s AS Graduates

  • Westcare at Pelican Bay
  • Open Door Community Health Centers

Projected California Employment Statistics


Substance Abuse & Behavioral
Disorder Counselors


Job Growth (2016-2024)


Job Openings (2014-2024)

9,400  11,100