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Program Overview

As you work toward your bachelor’s degree, you can add a minor in addictions studies. The  experience and education in human services in this program will give you a leg up in your professional career, especially if you want to work in addictions counseling. When combined with a degree in psychology, criminal justice, social work or nursing, the minor fulfills the educational requirement for the position of Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III (LCDC III) in Ohio.

Students can also pursue an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Addictions. This fulfills the educational requirement for the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDC II) in Ohio.

Licensure also requires counseling-related work experience hours and a passing score on the Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam.

Whether you are seeking a career in addictions counseling or some additional professional skills, we invite you to find out more about our programs.

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Internships and Career Opportunities

The Center for Addictions collaborates with agencies in the addictions counseling community to provide internship opportunities for students seeking careers in human services.

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Learn more about the coursework in the Two-Year Curriculum Guide for an Associate Degree or the Minor in Addictions course guide.

Contact Information

Alisha Dennis-Brinson, D.Min, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS
Co-Director, Center for Addictions
Gerber Hall

Laura Fisher
Administrative Assistant
238 College of Education