Chemical Dependency Counseling: Addiction and Recovery - Minor

This minor provides students preparing for work in a variety of settings (social work, health care, criminal justice, etc.) with a foundational understanding of addiction and recovery and their impact on multiple areas of life, how to identify abuse and addiction, beginning steps in assisting, advocating for, and referring people who have chemical health concerns.

Minor Objectives

  • Understand addiction and recovery and their impact on multiple areas of life.
  • Understand the interdisciplinary approach to addiction and recovery counseling.
  • Pharmacology of substance abuse disorders and the dynamics of addiction including co-occurring disorders.
  • Screening, intake, assessment, and treatment planning
  • Understand and apply counseling theory and practice, models of treatment, and crisis intervention.
  • Develop skills in case management, consultation, referral, treatment planning, reporting, record keeping.
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Identify and respond to multicultural considerations of addiction and recovery.

This minor is offered in the College for Women and College for Adults.


Note: Students are advised to check prerequisite requirements prior to registering for classes.

CDC 3000Chemical Dependency/Addiction and Recovery - Assessment and Intervention4
CDC 3050Chemical Dependency/Addiction and Recovery - Families and Cultural Diversity4
SOWK 3550Communication and Interviewing Skills4
Choose one of the following:4-8
Co-Occurring Disorders and Pharmacology
Understanding Psychological Disorders (and PSYC 207T Drugs and Behavior)
Total Credits16-20