Addiction Studies Certificate (ADSC)

Addiction Studies Certificate (ADSC)

The Addiction Studies Certificate program prepares individuals to work in an entry-level position in a substance abuse program. Coursework includes training in how to assist individuals and families with a variety of issues arising from addiction problems.

Students who successfully complete the certificate are eligible to seek credentialing as an Ohio Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant. Students who complete an associate's degree along with the certificate may seek credentialing as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II. Successful credentialing includes passing a computer-based exam administered by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Students seeking the Addiction Studies Certificate may also be interested in pursuing an Associate of Arts degree with a focus in Social Work, Criminal Justice, or Psychology.

For more information, please contact the Humanities and Sciences Division at (513) 569-1700.

Addiction Studies Certificate (ADSC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ADC 100Drugs in Society 303
ENG 101English Composition 1 303
PSY 110Introduction to Psychology 303
Semester 2  
ADC 105Addiction, Counseling, and Diversity 303
ADC 110Pharmacology of Addiction 303
PSY 225Lifespan Development 303
Semester 3  
ADC 115Ethics in Addiction Treatment 303
ADC 120Addiction Screening, Assessment, and Treatment 303
ADC 125Relapse, Treatment, and Prevention 303
Semester 4  
ADC 200Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Ment 404
ADC 205Addiction Studies Practicum 172
Total Credits:  32733

Courses

ADC 100 Drugs in Society
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Topics include: causes of drug abuse, prevention, early intervention, and treatment programs.
Prerequisites: None
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ADC 105 Addiction, Counseling, and Diversity
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A survey of addiction studies, emphasizing the importance of cultural competency in substance abuse counseling.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 (or appropriate placement test score), and ADC 100 or 15 RCHs and Program Chair consent
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ADC 110 Pharmacology of Addiction
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on psychological and physiological effects of mood-altering substances. Topics include: physical and psychological characteristics of addiction; drug tolerance, dependency, and withdrawal; cross addictions; and drug interactions.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 (or appropriate placement test score), and ADC 100 or 15 RCHs and Program Chair consent
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ADC 115 Ethics in Addiction Treatment
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on ethical and legal issues in the field of substance abuse counseling. Topics include: the counselor as a professional, values and helping relationships, client rights and counselor responsibilities, and ethics and cultural sensitivity.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 (or appropriate placement test score), and ADC 100 or 15 RCHs and Program Chair consent
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ADC 120 Addiction Screening, Assessment, and Treatment
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on systematic approaches to addiction counseling. Topics include: making appropriate referrals, using community resources, collaborating in the counselor/client relationship, and planning and implementing treatment.
Prerequisites: ADC 105, ADC 110
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ADC 125 Relapse, Treatment, and Prevention
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on factors that influence relapse in drug and alcohol abuse and best practices for preventing and treating relapse.
Prerequisites: ADC 105, ADC 110
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ADC 198 First Year Special Topics in Addiction Studies
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Addiction Studies, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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ADC 199 First Year Independent Project in Addiction Studies
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Addiction Studies that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Addiction Studies faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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ADC 200 Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Ment
4 Credits. 4 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on co-occuring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and their impact on the individual, family, and community. Topics include: differential diagnosis of chemical dependency and mental disorders; assessment strategies; intervention approaches; and working with clients with dual disorders, including addicted trauma survivors.
Prerequisites: ADC 120
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ADC 205 Addiction Studies Practicum
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 7 Lab Hours.

Students spend at least seven hours per week in a substance abuse/addiction facility that serves culturally, linguistically, and socio-economically diverse populations, under the supervision of a Licensed Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licensed Independent Social Worker or other professional with a Master of Social Work degree.
Prerequisites: ADC 115, ADC 120, ADC 125
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ADC 298 Second Year Special Topics in Addiction Studies
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Addiction Studies, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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ADC 299 Second Year Independent Project in Addiction Studies
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Addiction Studies that is completed by one or more students to meet specific educational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Addiction Studies faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Crystal Bossard, MSW, LSW, LIDC, ICADC
crystal.bossard@cincinnatistate.edu