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Human Services Technology/Addiction & Recovery Studies

Curriculum Description

The Human Services Technology/Addiction and Recovery Studies concentration prepares students to assist indrug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recoveringclients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities, and pursuit of four-yeardegrees. 

Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemicaldependency, psychological/sociological process, the twelve Core Functions, intervention techniques withindividuals in groups, and follow-up activities with recovering clients. Graduates should qualify for positions as substance abuse counselors, DWI counselors, halfway house workers, residential facility employees, and substance education specialists. With educational and clinical experiences, graduates can obtain certification by the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board.

Contact for information

Advising and Success Center
Student Center, Room 32
Office: 828-395-1436

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.