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Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Pursue a Fulfilling Career in Alcohol and Drug Counseling

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This program is offered online.

You are an advocate for people when they need it most. You offer support and guidance to those suffering from addiction—from the individuals battling addiction abuse to the families and communities in turmoil as a result. Further extend your reach and move ahead in your career with a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Post University. Our online graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling program allows you to advance your professional development and sharpen your clinical skills without having to put your important work on hold. You may also be able to apply these credits toward earning a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services degree. 

Program Highlights

Through your Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling coursework, you will gain a clearer understanding of the complex issues regarding alcohol and drug addiction in society. You will learn the effects of the short- and long-term use of substance abuse on the individual, family, and community and how to assess, diagnose, and treat those addictions using the latest and best practices.  

To complete your studies in this graduate certificate, you will participate in two field practicums where you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in professional settings. 

At Post University, we strive to make your learning experience practical and meaningful. We have fostered an engaging online community that encourages critical thinking and real-world application of theory. Each course is taught by a professional faculty member, who brings years of expertise in the field into the virtual classroom. 


What can you do with a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling?

With coursework in areas the focus on the biology and psychopathology of addiction, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of what it takes to help addicted individuals and their families walk the long road to recovery. You will also focus on group and family theories as well as treatment as a counselor where you can make an immediate and long-lasting impact in helping others working towards sobriety. Students may complete this certificate for personal or professional edification or may work towards completing requirements for an alcohol and drug counseling credential. While the Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate is not designed to fulfill licensure requirements in an individual state, the program can be used to partially fulfill licensure requirements. Professional credentials vary by state and include requirements outside of education, which may include exams, background checks, work experience, and more. Post University does not guarantee licensure, and there are licensure requirements outside of education. It is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of their own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

The following tables show whether Post University, with completion of the appropriate curriculum, does or does not fulfill the educational requirements for a specific license:


Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Advance Your Ability to Help Others

Though you will study at your pace in an online environment, you will never be alone. From the moment you enroll at Post University, you will be assigned a personal academic advisor. They are always available to answer any questions you may have and help you through any challenges you may face.

Get the personal support you need to continue supporting others. Contact us today to enroll in Post University’s online Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling program today.


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