Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Road, Manchester, NH 03106-1045

Bachelor of Arts in Human Services / Substance Abuse

Program Details

See Yourself Succeed in Substance Abuse Counseling

SNHU's substance abuse degree online provides the training and tools you need to support sufferers of alcoholism, drug addiction and other substance use disorders as they endeavor to restore their lives and relationships.

You'll graduate with a strong educational foundation, able to implement the 12 Core Functions of a drug and alcohol counselor - as established by industry leader International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (or IC&RC). Those capabilities include:

  • Understanding the theories surrounding addiction
  • Assessment and diagnosis skills - using interviews, case histories and other data
  • Treatment strategies
  • Facilitating group discussions, conducting interventions, creating recovery plans
  • Weighing legal and ethical issues associated with addiction
  • Caseload, evaluation and documentation management

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    100% Online
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    Per Semester Credit
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This program does not guarantee licensure; requirements vary by state.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education



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