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Addiction Services AAS – 2720


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Addiction Services AAS – 2720

The Addiction Services program is designed to equip students to enter the workforce as a Chemical Abuse Counselor.  Upon completion of the program, students will be issued the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Standardized Certificate of Completion of 350 hours of course work necessary to apply for the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in New York State.  The program combines coursework in diagnostic assessment, evaluation, intervention, referral and counseling in individual and group settings and field experience through a 135 hour internship in the Chemical Abuse Counseling field.


Students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the influence of one’s personal values and ethics and outline Chemical Abuse Counseling values and ethics in order that Chemical Abuse Counseling professional values and ethics guide practice.
  2. Perform Chemical Abuse Counseling with a variety of populations utilizing skills, techniques and theory which underlie the field.
  3. Evaluate how the Social Service system and policies are established to meet community and individual Chemical Abuse Counseling needs.
  4. Create and apply an approach which utilizes a person in environment and strengths based perspective while engaging in Chemical Abuse Counseling.