Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certificate Program

Course Information

Program Duration: 9 Months
Tuition: $3,950.00
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

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Course Overview

This training program combines a 2 course training track:

Drug and Alcohol Counseling - Level 1

Drug and Alcohol Counseling - Level 2

Drug and Alcohol Counseling reflects the explosion of information regarding the understanding, identification, and treatment of addictive disorders. It examines the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, barbiturates, amphetamines, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogens, as well as chemicals -- such as aerosols, steroids, and over-the-counter analgesics. Additionally, the program investigates solid strategies for working with clients, the differences between abusers and addicts; drug effects on children, teenagers, and pregnant and nursing women; and children of alcoholics, evidence-based treatments available, including motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral therapy, skills training, medication and 12 step facilitation. Guiding the student step-by-step through treatment, this course presents state-of-the-art tools, and forms and tests necessary to deliver outstanding treatment and to meet the highest standards demanded by accrediting bodies.

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Program Objectives

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Define methods for detecting and determining addiction type

Identify methods for understanding addiction and avoiding triggers

Define the different treatment approaches

Identify techniques for overcoming addiction and solving the problems it has caused

Identify methods for counseling and treatment

Identify steps for initial assessment and treatment planning

Comprehend various therapies and treatment groups available to the individual

Identify the steps involved in the AA 12 step program

Identify dual diagnoses and family treatment programs

Define clinical staff and characteristics of a good counselor

Prerequisite: Drug and Alcohol Counseling Level 1

Job Outlook

Employment of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is expected to grow by 27 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected as more people seek treatment for their addictions or other behaviors and drug offenders are increasingly sentenced to treatment rather than jail time. In recent years, the criminal justice system has recognized that people committing crimes related to drugs are less likely to offend again if they get treatment for addiction. As a result, sentences for drug offenders often include treatment programs. This practice is expected to increase the use of substance abuse treatment programs and the demand for addiction counselors

FAQs

What are my payment options?

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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?

By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.

Does this course translate in to college credit?

Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.

How long do access to my complete my course?

Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.

When are the course start dates?

The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.

Is the Certification exam included in the course?

The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.

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