You can make a difference in the lives of others by entering the substance abuse field. Rio Salado is one of Arizona’s top trainers of chemical dependency professionals among National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) approved colleges.
Our program is designed to launch your educational journey for a career in social work, counseling, mental health, criminal justice, psychology or rehabilitation, fast and affordably. Expert faculty help you develop unmatched skills necessary for assisting people with substance uses disorders in their recovery. Coursework focuses on the recovery process, relapse factors, family dynamics, various intervention models and professional ethics.
- Online Professional Addictions Counseling Certificate – for professionals in the field who have Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate degrees
- Online Certificates of Completion, Level I
- Online Certificates of Completion, Level II
The Associate of Applied Science in Addictions and Substance Use Disorders is designed to meet the coursework requirements for a Licensed Substance Abuse Technician in the State of Arizona. For students seeking certification or licensure in a state other than Arizona, you may need to fulfill additional coursework or training requirements prior to applying for your certification or licensure, and additional requirements including but not limited to: obtaining a fingerprint clearance card, passing licensure or certification exams, completing supervised work experience in the practice of substance abuse counseling, and/or a supervised practicum. Contact the licensure or certification Board in your state for more information.