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Increase the Value of Your Degree with a Minor in Addictions

Ashland University’s unique addictions program offers education for all levels of credentialing/licensure in Ohio for addictions counseling that build upon each other (CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III) and allows a student to choose his/her own bachelor’s degree major while completing the addictions minor. Popular behavioral science majors include psychology, criminal justice, social work, and nursing.

After taking the first addictions class (ADCT 131), students may apply to become certified as a CDCA (preliminary credential) through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board and begin providing services in the community, allowing them to work in the field while continuing their education. After the second addictions class (ADCT 132), students may apply to have a renewable CDCA credential to continue providing services in the community year after year.

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Course ID Course Title Credit
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
ADCT 131 Addictions Counseling I 3
ADCT 132 Addictions Counseling II 3
ADCT 233 Addictions Prevention, Assessment and Diagnosis 3
ADCT 234 Addictions Treatment Planning and Counseling 3
ADCT 235 Addictions Psychopharmacology 3
    18 hours

Our program also works with community treatment providers to offer students internships where they can receive hands-on experience in the addictions treatment field.

Contact Information

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

Sara Williams (Szmania)
Administrative Assistant
238 College of Education

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