Addiction Studies Certificate


With an Addiction Studies Certificate, you’ll discover the complexities of addictive behavior and how to offer individuals a fresh start.

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Discover learning that fits your life. In Bethel’s Addiction Studies Certificate program, you’ll earn the credentials for entry-level positions involving drug and alcohol treatment. Learn to understand the dynamics of addictive behavior and how to guide individuals battling addictions toward hope and healing.

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Our Addiction Studies Certificate will help you get started in a social services career. You’ll learn how to apply research and evidence-based practices to your counseling practice as you assist individuals dealing with addiction.

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Program Highlights

Rapid advancement

Our five-week classes allow you to move quickly toward your educational goals.

Designed for current students

Coursework is designed for students currently in undergraduate or graduate programs or who already have a degree in human services, psychology, nursing, social work, marriage and family therapy, or other similar programs.

Cross-cultural awareness

Understand how cultural factors affect your clients and how you can communicate most effectively with persons from all walks of life.

Core counselor skills

Learn personal, interpersonal, and professional skills needed for effective addictions counseling.

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At Bethel, counseling means providing the best care to effect change. That's why our certificate program presents the most up-to-date practices shown to improve clients' behaviors. Learn to find research on the subject and how to apply it to your practice. Our focus on evidence-based practice and commitment to holistic care provide an ideal foundation for providing effective addiction counseling.

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Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a certificate in addiction studies?

An Addiction Studies Certificate prepares you for graduate study and entry-level social service careers in a variety of addictions treatment settings.


Learn how to:

  • Practice evidence-based addictions counseling
  • Screen, assess, and design addictions treatment plans
  • Practice intercultural sensitivity in addictions counseling
  • Integrate holistic care into addictions counseling
  • Navigate the professional and ethical issues faced by addictions counselors


Our graduates will prepare for entry-level positions at places like:

  • Drug and alcohol treatment centers
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health clinics
  • Recovery programs
  • Religious organizations

Areas of Study

Our graduates may continue on to study such areas as:

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