Emphasis: Addictions Counseling


Students pursuing an emphasis in addictions counseling are working toward the development of greater depth of understanding in assessment and interventions related to addictions, particularly useful for comorbidity.  Since comorbidity with drugs and alcohol is common in clinical settings, this is a very practical emphasis area.  The coursework is aligned in such a way as to provide partial fulfillment of the educational criteria leading to eligibility for the Advanced Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselor (ACADC) credential in the State of Idaho.  The Practicum/Internship requirement for the ACADC is 2000 hours; 1000 of these hours could be completed during the NNU Counselor Education Program.

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