Substance Abuse counseling

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling. 511501


The objectives of the Substance Abuse Counseling Associates Degree program are to provide

students with an academic foundation for a career in substance abuse services. Coursework in the

substance abuse degree program includes general education classes in combination with substance

abuse and human services courses to prepare students in areas such as case management, crisis

intervention and vocational rehabilitation. as well as substance abuse counseling services. These

skills can be applied in many settings including residential and outpatient counseling programs,

employee wellness programs and hospital detox facilities. The overall objective of this academic

program of study is to provide the student with both the academic and practical skills required for

employment in a variety of settings in the substance abuse field.

The courses in this program are designed to meet the requirements necessary to qualify graduates

to sit for the CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) examination. Please refer to Maine Statute

384c004 for complete details on CADC certification.

Program Goals and Learning Outcomes:

? Learn and apply theories of addiction, substance assessment, and counseling techniques.

? Practice an understanding of diversity and tolerance for others. Apply ethics and boundary

considerations when working and interacting with people in substance abuse counseling.

? Gain counseling skills including motivational interviewing.

? Understand the neurobiology of addiction, family addiction dynamics, and special

population considerations in substance abuse counseling.

? Demonstrate knowledge of group process, case management, crisis intervention, trauma

and recovery, and vocational rehabilitation.

Career Preparation:

The Substance Abuse Counseling graduate performs in a variety of positions including but not limited

to Substance Abuse Counselor, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (CADC), Counselor Associate,

Chemical Dependency Counselor, Campus Aide, and Addictions Counselor.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent



WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

1 - Northeastern Workforce Board

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Title IV

Refund Policy


Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition

$23,000.00 total tuition cost

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$23,000.00 total tuition cost

Registration Fee


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

21-1011.00Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
$22.66 per hour

Provider Status



99 Farm Rd, BANGOR, Maine 04401

Phone Number

(207) 947-4591

Fax Number

(207) 947-0208

Last Updated

Jul 01, 2020


Aug 28, 2018


Sep 04, 2019

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