Students can earn educational credits toward future certification as an addiction counselor with Walden University’s online bachelor’s in Human Services degree with a concentration in Addictions. Courses focus on not only the underlying causes of addictive behaviors, but also prevention methods.
Addiction can take many forms, from alcohol and drug abuse to gambling or shopping to viewing pornography. Skilled addiction counselors can help people explore their internal and external behaviors to discover the causes of these disorders. Students in this program will learn about treatment options and what makes certain people high risk for developing addictive habits.
This concentration includes courses discussing:
- Social influences on behavior
- Prevention and treatment of addiction
- Brain and behavior
- Addictions assessment
- Case management and addictions
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Applicants must meet one of the following: be 21 years or older; an active member of the military or veteran; or have 60 quarter credits for transfer.
School Accreditation Statement
The Higher Learning Commission