Dependency Disorders Technology

Occupational Associate Degree

This program is designed to develop graduates who will be technically proficient in dealing with the problems of addiction in a variety of settings and who will function under the supervision of a health care professional.  You will receive training on how to communicate with diverse types of people and personalities.  Areas of focus include Group Process, Case Management, Family Systems, Eating Disorders, Alcoholics Anonymous and Addiction, Relapse Prevention, Pharmacology, Motivational Interviewing, and Public Law.  You will learn the skills and knowledge related to the twelve core functions of the addiction counselor as determined by the WV Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals.  The program includes an externship to obtain real-world experience.  As a graduate of the Dependency Disorders Program, you can help guide others back to stable and healthy lives.

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