There are many people whose lives have been negatively impacted by the problems associated with substance abuse and addiction. Counselors who work in this specialized area have the opportunity to journey with people as they attempt find hope and restoration. The Graduate Programs in Counseling at Southern Nazarene University offers students the chance for concentrated education in the area of drug and alcohol counseling. By learning about the dynamics behind addiction and the associated problems with drug and alcohol abuse, our students receive the requisite preparation to offer hope amidst these afflictions.
In the state of Oklahoma, those specifically interested in working in the area of drug and alcohol counseling may pursue credentials as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Alcohol and drug counselors have the opportunity to provide services in diverse settings such as community mental health agencies, hospitals, and private practice.
To become an alcohol and drug counselor, Southern Nazarene University offers a 60-hour degree program that culminates in a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP). Students will take a core of 48 credit hours. Upon completion of the 48-core hours, students will move into a 12-hour elective concentration in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. In addition to meeting the academic requirements for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the state of Oklahoma, students will also meet requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and may seek dual-licensure upon graduating.