Addiction is one of the most severe health and social problems facing our nation. According to a 2009 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an estimated 22.5 million Americans (8.9 percent of the population aged 12 or older) were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year.* Kaplan University’s Graduate Certificate in Addictions is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to pursue employment or career advancement as an addiction professional.† The program is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC, nasacaccreditation.org), and students who complete the program will meet the coursework requirements to take the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) certification examination.‡ Courses in the program focus on chemical and psychological dependency counseling, advanced addictions counseling, group counseling, psychopharmacology, and co-occurring disorders, with an emphasis on application. The Graduate Certificate in Addictions consists of a minimum of 40 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate. At this time, residents of Missouri may not enroll in the online Graduate Certificate in Addictions program.
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