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Addiction Studies

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This program provides students, with a minimum of a human service type bachelor s degree, with the education component required for the Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (MCBAP) Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor credential (CADC). This credential is required for detox, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, drug courts, and private and public agencies. Students completing the program will have the skills and knowledge of the 12 core counseling functions required for addictions treatment which include: screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, referral, report and record keeping, and consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment/services. In order to qualify for the MCBAP credential, individuals must meet the following requirements as determined by the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium (ICRC) for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselors (ADOA): 270 hours education, 2,000-4,000 hours of supervised work experience, 300 hours of supervised practical training, passing score on a written examination, and adherence to code of ethics statement.

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