The Human Services Technology Addiction and Recovery Studies concentration prepares students to assist in drug and alcohol counseling, prevention-oriented educational activities, rehabilitation with recovering clients, managing community-based programs, counseling in residential facilities and pursuit of four-year degrees.
Course work includes classroom and experiential activities oriented toward an overview of chemical dependency, psychological/sociological process, the 12 Core Functions, intervention techniques with individuals 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 may be able to obtain certification by the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board. Eligibility should be addressed directly with the board.
Classes are offered seated, hybrid and online. Some courses are not offered in the online format, so the degree cannot be accomplished completely online.