Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree at Cambridge College

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Degree

The substance abuse and addiction counseling program at Cambridge College prepares students for careers as counselors in drug detoxification centers, half-way houses, correctional institutions, and more. The program focuses on preventing substance abuse, counseling individuals and families with drug and alcohol problems, and performing intervention and therapeutic services. Program courses include: psychology of addiction, sociology, crisis intervention, substance abuse identification methodologies, pharmacology and behavioral aspects of abused substances, professional standards and ethics, and applicable laws and regulations. Get more details below including other Massachusetts colleges that offer substance abuse and addiction counseling degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Cambridge College has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree
  • Post-Masters Certificate

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate5
Master's Degree0
Post-Masters Certificate1

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male3
Female3

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black2
White4

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling program at Cambridge College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

Description

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 22.3% from 2014 to 2024

Mental Health Counselors

Description

Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental and emotional health. May help individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; stress management; self-esteem; and aging.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, mental health counselors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.6% from 2014 to 2024

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling Programs in Massachusetts

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Quincy College

Quincy, MA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)

North Shore Community College

Danvers, MA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C,A)
  • Mental Health Technician (C,A)
  • Community Health Services, Liaison, Counseling (C,A)
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (C,A)

Massasoit Community College

Brockton, MA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)
  • Mental Health Technician (C)

Northern Essex Community College

Haverhill, MA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 19 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)
  • Mental Health Technician (C)

Holyoke Community College

Holyoke, MA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (C)

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FINANCIAL AID RATE
70%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
14:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$3,532