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Addictions and Substance Use Disorders

Program Overview

Truly unsung heroes are the ones who aid and assist in the healing of those struggling with substance abuse. Addiction and substance abuse counselors help not only those with addiction issues, but also those affected by substance abuse in their families, relationships, and communities. If this sounds like a world in which you’d like to lend you skills, consider a career in addiction counseling.

Our courses focus on various medical, emergent, and intervention models, as well as self-help groups, recovery processes, relapse factors, and family dynamics. Our Addictions and Substance Use Disorders program also helps students like you advance toward earning a state or national addiction certification.

Make it happen. Start your future in helping others learn to heal today.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Fast Track Certificates available in 20 weeks or less
Why Rio Salado College?
  • Flexible Start Dates: You can start almost every Monday of the year - so you can begin class on your schedule.
  • Accommodating Course Format: Classes are delivered online - allowing you to schedule time for classwork around your work and family commitments.
  • Textbook Options: Most classes have low-cost rental options for textbooks. Some courses use open-educational resources (OER), which correlates to no textbook cost for students.
  • Free Tutoring: At Rio, we offer free, online tutoring to offer you additional support.
  • 24/7 Helpdesks: Need help? We have help available 24/7.
  • Experienced Faculty: Our faculty are working professionals who know their content and want to assist you in successfully completing your courses!

Overview

Rio Salado, a NAADAC approved education provider, is committed to support you in achieving your professional and personal advancement goals. 

Learn from Experts in the Field

Students enrolling in this program can expect to learn from instructors who have hands-on, real-world experience in the ASD world.

For a complete course listing, including online seminars and licensing information, visit the links below: