Assistant Professor Clarissa Richardson, Coordinator (Psychology)
Instructor Sarah Seely
The Addictions Studies Minor is only open to students not majoring in Psychology or Behavioral Health. It is intended to educate students about addictive disorders and how to identify, understand, and support individuals who struggle with drug or alcohol challenges or who are in treatment or recovery. Topics will include historical perspectives of alcohol and other drug treatment, pharmacology of drugs, signs and symptoms associated with different classifications of drugs, substance use disorder treatment approaches, and cultural considerations in working with individuals who struggle with drug or alcohol challenges. Students interested in pursuing the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) credential should consult with an advisor.