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Degrees & Majors

Alcohol and Drug Counseling (80-99% online)

Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling


IU Online's Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling evaluates and critically analyzes professional scholarship in the field.

As a student, you'll apply the counseling skills needed to address the mental health needs of diverse clients—concentrating on prevention, intervention, and crisis management—and to help clients identify addiction's impact on their life, relationships, and health, and the benefits of living without addiction.

Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of one's own previous attitudes and beliefs surrounding mental health issues, substance use, and culturally diverse groups—and how these may influence future clinical work.

This program is open to Indiana residents only. It offers instruction in the 12 core functions of an addiction counselor and also explores the history, major theories, techniques, and strategies in the field of substance addiction and intervention.

The program is taught by IU Bloomington, IUPUC, IU Kokomo, and IU South Bend. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

See the program website for more-detailed information.