Addictions and Chemical Dependency

Program Description

Are you interested in helping others work through the challenges of addiction and dependency? Have you ever wondered if you could make an impact in the recovery world? If so, the Certified Supervised Counselor - Alcohol and Drug (CSC-AD) degree and/or certificate program may be right for you. Substance abuse has become a major issue that affects individuals of all walks of life and socio-economic status.

Degree Programs

Addictions and Chemical Dependency (Associate of Arts)

The Addictions and Chemical Dependency Associate of Arts Degree is designed for students who wish to transfer and pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in a health or human services counseling field. This degree option provides students with the foundational knowledge regarding clients with substance abuse issues.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Certificate Programs

Addictions and Chemical Dependency

The Addictions and Chemical Dependency Certificate is designed for students who possess a degree in a health or human services counseling field and are pursuing greater knowledge regarding clients with substance abuse issues. Students who already possess their license in the state of Maryland may use these courses to fulfill continuing education requirements for periodic certification or licensure renewal. Students may verify this coursework with the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists at www.dhmh.maryland.gov/bopc.

The courses in the certificate program will fulfill the specific chemical dependency counseling coursework required for students who wish to pursue the Associate of Arts Addictions and Chemical Dependency program.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is addictions counseling?

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has described addictions counseling as the work done by counselors who treat people with substance use disorders.

What can I do with an associate degree in addictions counseling?

Addiction counselors help patients overcome dependence on drugs, alcohol, and destructive behaviors like gambling. Counselors intervene when patients are often at their lowest points in their struggles with addiction. A certified drug and alcohol counselor may also work with the families of addicts to assist the healing process. These professionals may work in outpatient facilities, inpatient rehabilitation centers, halfway houses, or hospitals. An associate-level alcohol and drug counselor may provide alcohol and drug counseling only as an employee of an agency or facility that is certified or licensed by the State and under the close supervision of a board-approved supervisor.

Admissions & Advising

Cecil College is an open enrollment institution. Get more information, find out how to apply, or meet with an advisor.

Transfer

Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four-year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.

Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.

Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Wayne Beckles
Associate Professor of Social Work
M.S.W., University of Chicago
Ed.D., Morgan State University

Adjunct Faculty

Cecil College's adjunct faculty are highly credentialed in their discipline and have years of professional experience and expertise in the fields of addictions, chemical dependency, and counseling areas.

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