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Addiction Counseling

If your career goals include helping people in their time of need, you should consider the Addiction Counseling program* at Ottawa University. Substance abuse affects individuals, their families and has a real effect on communities as a whole.

In our Addiction Counseling program, you will study the factors that influence the delivery of addiction counseling and substance use disorder services. The program is designed to help you develop critical-thinking skills and strategies to help people achieve long-term recovery.

Career Outlook

The need for addiction counselors will rise by 31% by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Addiction counselors can be found in the following areas:

  • Addiction treatment centers
  • County and state agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Jails and prisons
  • Military
  • Outpatient mental health facilities
  • Parole and probation departments
  • Residential treatment facilities

Many graduates of the Addictions Counseling program also choose to pursue their Master's degrees.

If you are driven to help people, contact Ottawa University today to learn more about our Addiction Counseling program!

*This program is available in an online format and is designed to meet the state board of behavioral health licensing/certification and USDOE requirements in a majority of U.S. states. Because these requirements vary by state, students should confer with their state's licensure or certification authority to assure that this degree program meets the requirements.

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