NHTI’s Addiction Counseling degree provides you with the education and training required for a career in the substance use disorder treatment (SUD Tx) profession and to become licensed in alcohol and drug counseling in N.H.
You’ll acquire a broad understanding of SUD Tx to include an interdisciplinary knowledge base and the skills required to be an addiction counselor: critical thinking, complex reasoning, communication, being a team member, engaging in human interaction, applying content knowledge, lifelong learning, ongoing professional development, and personal growth. You’ll be prepared to assist individuals and families coping with the effects of substance use. Graduates are trained to support prevention, addiction treatment, and recovery efforts in a variety of settings. Program-speciﬁc courses are taught by instructors with practical experience.
We offer three options that can lead to employment on the way to degree completion and employer demands:
- SUD Tx Certificate:The 6-course, 19-credit SUD Tx certificate includes five courses embedded in the Addiction Counseling degree.
- Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) course: The ADCL 230C course provides the education
required in N.H. for eventual credentialing as a CRSW.
- Mindful Communications Certificate: This includes four courses that teach skills to improve focus, attention, and mood, and reduce stress. They are embedded in the Addiction Counseling degree.
This program is financial aid-eligible and can be completed entirely online!