Develop professional skills helping others overcome harmful impacts of alcohol and drug addiction and abuse.
In this program, you will explore and identify the causes of substance abuse disorders and develop the skills to assess, diagnose, and treat people with substance disorders in individual and group settings.
Through an intensive 300-hour internship, you will practice effective interviewing, counseling, and intervention skills in a supervised, clinical environment.
This major provides students with multiple options to meet the educational and practicum requirements to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor upon completion of the CADAC Licensing Exam.
You will be eligible for CADAC certification once you have completed the necessary post-bachelor’s 4,000 hours or post-master’s 2,000 hours of work experience.
Students can complete this undergraduate degree and receive graduate credit towards Bay Path University's Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, or enter directly into the University's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling track of this master’s degree program.