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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 year of 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.

Career Information

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Outcomes and Curriculum

  • Develop skills in screening, assessing and developing treatment plans for client populations in the social services and/or addictions field.
  • Adhere to a professional code of ethics and policy/procedural standards in working with clients and coworkers.
  • Complete professional documentation reports, including progress notes, psycho/social histories and mental status evaluations, as well as other professional documentation.
  • Enhance the paraprofessional certificate program(s) through curriculum development or enhancement and inclusion of hands-on learning in the form of field placements or internships.
  • Support career development and job readiness that will prepare trainees to participate in collaborating programs to create an infrastructure of skills, expertise, and support of a behavioral health team, which provides support and services to substance us
  • Provide job placements assessing, and developing treatment plans for client populations in the field of substance use disorders.
Course Title Credits
SWK 1105 Chemical Dependency I: Pharmacology and Physiology of Psychoactive Substances 3
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology 3
SWK 2205 Chemical Dependency II: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies 3
SWK 1136 Affective Education and Group Treatment 3
SWK 2260 Multicultural Competence in a Diverse World 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology 3
MTH 1060 Business Mathematics 3
SWK 2273 Addiction and Recovery Practicum I 5
SWK 2293 Addiction and Recovery Seminar I 1
PSY 2223 Lifespan Human Growth and Development 3
SWK 2218 Social Work and Mental Health 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 1110 Peer Support Fundamentals I Tech Elective  
or SWK 2232 Generalist Practice with Families Tech Elective 3
SWK 2275 Addiction and Recovery Practicum III 5
SWK 2295 Addiction and Recovery Seminar III 1
-- Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
SWK 2276 Addiction and Recovery Practicum IV 5
SWK 2296 Addiction and Recovery Seminar IV 1
  Total credit hours 64
*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-1160, Business Math or MTH-1070, Quantitative Reasoning should be taken in order to meet the program's math requirement if they are considering transferring to a univerisity setting to complete their bachelor's degree.

Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate, students must obtain a grade of C or better in all SWK courses and demonstrate professional 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 bethelor's programs.

See your academic advisor for more information.