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Addiction Studies

The Casper College addiction studies program trains students preparing to work in a variety of human service fields.

Certified Addiction Practitioners work under the supervision of licensed professionals in private and public sector organizations to provide diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment services to clients with alcohol, drug, and other addiction problems. In addition, addictionologists refer clients with addiction problems to other social services agencies.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

The program is designed to update the skill and knowledge of individuals currently working in alcohol and drug counseling areas or those with master’s degrees preparing to become Licensed Addiction Therapists. It also trains students preparing to work in counseling, psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, rehabilitation, criminal justice, community service, or related human service fields. Courses are also available for current addictions practitioners who meet course requirements.

An associate of science (A.S.) degree is recommended for students planning to continue toward a bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW), psychology, or other human services curriculum. Students completing the degree are prepared with training that is in great demand for entry-level social workers.

A certificate program in addiction studies is also available to students who have earned a degree in another major area.

What can I do with this major?

Employment info

Learn more about wage ranges and general occupational info for these jobs in Wyoming and across the U.S.: psychiatristssubstance abuse and behavioral disorder counselorssocial and human service assistantsmental health and substance abuse social workers, and mental health counselors.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

While participating in the program, recovering students will agree to abstain from alcohol and other illicit drugs. All other students must agree not to abuse alcohol or use illicit drugs while in the program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listings in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

A portion of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

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Contact Info

Autumn Baker

Academic Assistant, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

John Ordiway

Department Chair; Psychology Instructor

Kristi Hann

Addictions Instructor

Pete Van Houten

Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences