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Addictions and Substance Use Disorders

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.

Some courses and programs may require additional fees charged apart from the tuition. Please visit our Tuition and Fees page for a current listing of additional course fees.

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Licensing Disclosures: Addictions and Substance Use Disorders

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.

Licensing Disclosures: Certificate of Completion in Substance Use Prevention and Intervention

The Certificate of Completion in Substance Use Prevention and Interventions is designed to meet the academic requirements of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium domains for the IC&RC Prevention Specialist Examination.  The State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners does not certify or license Prevention Specialists in 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.

Students in Louisiana, New York, Wisconsin, and Wyoming should not enroll in the Certification of Completion in Substance Use Prevention and Interventions program at Rio Salado College because Rio Salado College does not have state approval in those states.

Contact the licensure or certification Board in your state for more information attached. Rio Salado College has also provided information on Voluntary Boards, which are not governmental agencies, that also provide voluntary credentials.

Rio Salado Substance Use Prevention and Intervention Program State Approval Map 

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