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Addiction Prevention & Treatment (Certificate)

Graduates will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, understand crisis intervention and relapse prevention strategies, develop substance abuse prevention and recovery programs, treat individuals and families affected by addiction, and make ethical decisions as a human services professional. This certificate may meet the educational (didactic) requirements for addiction credentialing, such as the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor-Assistant (CSAC-A) in Virginia.

Addiction Prevention & Treatment (Certificate)


Description


What is Addiction Prevention & Treatment at ODU like?

Graduates will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, understand crisis intervention and relapse prevention strategies, develop substance abuse prevention and recovery programs, treat individuals and families affected by addiction, and make ethical decisions as a human services professional. This certificate may meet the educational (didactic) requirements for addiction credentialing, such as the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) and the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor-Assistant (CSAC-A) in Virginia.

Program Highlights


What makes Addiction Prevention & Treatment at ODU unique?

  • Accredited by Council for Standards in Human Service Education

  • Courses are aligned to meet SAMHSA core competencies for addiction practice

  • Finish in six courses (18 credit hours)

  • Courses available on-campus or online

  • May meet the didactic education requirements for the Virginia Board of Counseling Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers

$47,830

MEDIAN SALARY


Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

MEDIAN SALARY


Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Social and Human Service Assistants

$35,460

MEDIAN SALARY


Assist in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work, including support for families. May assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits and social and community services. May assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists

$56,630

MEDIAN SALARY


Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Virginia Community Services Boards, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, St. Brides Correctional Facility  

Courses


What are some courses offered in Addiction Prevention & Treatment at ODU?

HMSV 447:
Introduction to Substance Abuse


This course develops the professional identity of the student as a practitioner of substance abuse services while introducing the student to the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, the recovery process and relapse prevention methods. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better.

HMSV 449:
CRISIS INTERVEN PREV ETHICS


This course explores effective crisis intervention, examines prevention strategies, and develops students' ethical decision making within human service practice. Prerequisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 452:
Substance Abuse Treatment and Research


This course explores effective substance abuse treatment planning and intervention strategies through lectures and experiential learning and examines research trends in the substance abuse field. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better, HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better and HMSV 447 with a grade of C or better.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Addiction Prevention & Treatment at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Addiction Prevention & Treatment should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Students transferring from other institutions are required to have a transcript analysis to ensure that the appropriate prerequisite requirements are met. Students' prior coursework will be evaluated by an advisor at the time of admission to the certificate program.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Jessica Rhea Turner Scholarship


Available for one student annually that meet with requirements

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Human Services Program Director


Name:

Jennifer Simmons


Location:

2130 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4722


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Human Services Online Program Director


Name:

Mark Rehfuss


Location:

2107 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5511


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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