Alcohol/Substance Abuse Specialist

Credential Issued Associate of Science
Program Length 52 Weeks
Total Major Core 45 Credits
General Education Hours 15 Credits
Total Semester Hours 60 Credits

Program Objective:
The Substance Abuse Specialist Associate of Science degree program with a focus on substance abuse issues is designed to help students enter the field of substance abuse treatment. The courses follow the same format as the basic Mental Health Technology, but with a specialization on substance abuse. Students who complete the Substance Abuse track will learn about substance abuse issues in mental health, what are some commonly abused substances, identification and intervention in substance abuse, and how to evaluate the treatment environment.
Program Description:
The Substance Abuse Specialist Associate of Science degree program with a focus on substance abuse issues is designed to help students enter the field of substance abuse treatment. The courses follow the same format as the basic Mental Health Technology, but with a specialization on substance abuse. Students who complete the Substance Abuse track will learn about substance abuse issues in mental health, what are some commonly abused substances, identification and intervention in substance abuse, and how to evaluate the treatment environment.

Siena College of Health is licensed by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Commission for Independent Education.

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