This program is designed to meet the academic requirement for the State of Montana’s Licensed Addiction Counselor. This program is designed to provide the student with the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of addictions. Upon completion of this program, students will:
- Understand a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance abuse.
- Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the user and significant others.
- Describe the philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance-related problems.
- Recognize the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
- Understand the established diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.
- Provide treatment services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client.
- Understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life.
- Understand the addiction professionals’ obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.