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Addiction and Recovery Services

Addiction and Recovery Services

This program is available at the Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Addiction and Recovery Services, is a specialty degree offered through the Social Services Department. This degree has an intense focus on addiction recovery and co-occuring disorders. Co-occurring disorders include addiction and mental health issues clients may deal with simultaneously. This is a pathway directly to the Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II (LCDCII) license while also earning the Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) certification. This degree includes 2000 hours of field experience in the form of extended practicum placements as well as specific educational competencies needed to sit for the State Board exam for the LCDC II immediately upon completion.

Practicum Coursework

Students will be billed for liability insurance for the practicum courses. The student may be requested by the practicum site to complete a criminal background check and a drug screen. Students should contact the practicum instructor with any questions regarding practicum.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Apply and critique how the 8 Domains of Competency are utilized within a social service agency that provides treatment to clients with substance abuse disorders.
  • Assess the needs of those with co-occurring disorders and provide proper treatment and referral for this population.
  • Demonstrate skills in screening, assessing, and developing treatment plans for client populations in the field of substance use disorders and recovery.
  • Complete professional documentation reports, including progress notes, psychosocial histories, and mental status evaluations, as well as other professional documentation.
  • Identify and describe the physiological, psychological, and sociological effects of drugs on individuals, families, and societies.
  • Utilize research on substance use disorders to identify evidence-based practices.
  • Demonstrate self-awareness and competent use of cultural identify and advocacy models to address the needs of individuals and populations affected by substance abuse.
Course Title Credits
SWK 1105 Chemical Dependency I: Pharmacology and Physiology of Psychoactive Substances 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1101 College Success 1
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications (new curriculum item) 3
SWK 2205 Chemical Dependency II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies 3
-- Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
SWK 1136 Affective Education and Group Treatment 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SWK 2260 Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World 3
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development 3
SWK 2273 Addiction and Recovery Practicum I 5
SWK 2293 Addiction and Recovery Seminar I 1
SWK 1110 Peer Support Fundamentals I Tech Elective  
or SWK 2218 Social Work and Mental Health Tech Elective  
or SWK 2232 Generalist Practice with Families Tech Elective 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics (new curriculum item)  
or MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning (new curriculum item)  
or STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I (new curriculum item) 3
SWK 2274 Addiction and Recovery Practicum II 5
SWK 2294 Addiction and Recovery Seminar II 1
SWK 2215 Chemical Dependency III: Co-Occurring Disorders of Addiction and Mental Health 3
SWK 2225 Chemical Dependency IV: Service Coordination 3
SWK 2275 Addiction and Recovery Practicum III 5
SWK 2295 Addiction and Recovery Seminar III 1
  Total credit hours 61
*Any 3-credit hour courses with ART, ASL, ENG, FRN, HST, HUM, MUS, PHL, SPN, THE prefix.

Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

Persons seeking a career in social services should recognize that to be successful, they must be emotionally stable, creative, and flexible.  A social services professional must be able to work effectively with diverse groups of people and individuals with a wide variety of ages, racial and cultural backgrounds, and life situations.  ENG 1111 must be completed with a grade of C or better before enrolling in additional courses.  Students will be expected to meet minimum behavioral expectations in order to continue in the Social Services program.  

Math Requirements

Students should speak with their faculty advisor regarding whether MTH 1060, Business Math or MTH 1070, Quantitative Reasoning should be taken in order to meet the program's math requirement if they are considering completing their bachelor's degree.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must obtain a grade of C or better in all SWK courses, demonstrate professional and ethical behavior, effective oral and written communication, professional documentation skills, basic listening skills, and an awareness of personal biases as they affect clients.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in the Addiction and Recovery Services Associate of Applied Science degree are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, many students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. This program is transferable to various bachelor’s programs including Clark State's Bachelor's in Addiction and Intergrated Treatment studies.

Please see your academic advisor for more information.

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Ciara Bobbitt Assistant Professor