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Drury GO Substance Use and Behavioral Addictions Certificate

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Deepen your understanding of:

  • Various addictions and how they affect individuals
  • Assessing and counseling people struggling with addiction
  • Professional codes of ethics

This standalone certificate does not require prior college experience.
This program is eligible for Fast Track Logo.

Program Overview

Behaviors, like gambling, gaming, shopping, exercise, eating, and sex, may be as addicting as substances like alcohol and other drugs. The certificate program in substance use and behavioral addictions is designed for individuals who want to deepen their understanding of various addictions, the effects of addiction on biological, psychological, and socioemotional functioning, how to assess and counsel people who struggle with addiction, and professional codes of ethics.

The certificate program in substance use and behavioral addictions is a stand-alone program that is not embedded in an undergraduate degree program, and prior college experience is not required for acceptance. Non-degree seeking professionals, in particular, teachers, nurses, psychologists, social workers, first responders, criminal justice workers, and ministers may find the certificate useful in enhancing their professional credentials and expanding their repertoire of skills to help people.
Completing the certificate program does not lead to formal certification. Students interested in becoming substance abuse or addiction counselors must complete other educational and service requirements in order to become certified in the state of Missouri.

Career Information

This certificate enhances your professional credentials by expanding your abilities to help people. It can be especially useful for:

  • Teachers
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • First responders
  • Criminal justice workers
  • Ministers

Completing the certificate program does not lead to formal certification. Students interested in becoming substance abuse or addiction counselors must complete other educational and service requirements in order to become certified in the state of Missouri.

The Substance Use and Behavioral Addictions Certificate requires 18 credit hours of coursework.