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Addiction Studies

Certificates: Addiction Studies

A Pathway To:

Certified Addictions Professional
Certified Addictions Counselor

Certified Addictions Specialist


These courses are designed for those who are interested in attaining one of the certifications from the Florida Certification Board to be addictions counselors or for those who have an interest in the addictions or mental health fields. There are no prerequisites for the courses. They are open to anyone, whether or not they wish to seek certification.

First Year:


Spring Hours
Summer Hours
HUS 1400 Intro to Chemical Dependency 2    

HUS 1480 HIV and the Substance User



HUS 1500 Ethics for Addiction Counselors


Suggested Electives


Suggested Electives


Suggested Electives


HUS 1337 Overview of Client Screening, Intake, Diagnostic Assessment and Orientation (1)

HUS 1348 Overview of the Criminal Justice Approach to Chemical Dependancy (1)

HUS 1443 Family Counseling and Addictions (1)

HUS 1444 Co-dependency (1)

HUS 1450 Dual Diagnosis – Substance Abuse and the Other Mental Disorders (1)

HUS 2019 Stress Management (2)

HUS 1440 Family Issues and the Chemically Dependant (1)

HUS 1007 Intro to the Certified Addictions Process (1)


HUS 1415 Case Management in Human Services (3)

HUS 1421 Assessment and Treatment in Addictions (2)

HUS 1422 Communication Skills Using Therapeutic Communication in Chemical Dependency (1)

HUS 1470 Addictions Counseling and the Law (1)

HUS 1481 Multicultural Counseling in Addictions Counseling (1)

HUS 1681 Pharmacology of Drugs of Abuse (2)

HUS 2303 Counseling Theory (3)

HUS 2320 Introduction to Crisis Intervention (3)

HUS 2430 Overview of Drug and Alcohol Prevention (1) 

HUS 1423 Group Counseling in Substance Abuse (2)

HUS 1424 Counseling of the Chemically Dependent I (2)HUS 2451 Managing Depression and Suicide (1)

HUS 2460 Relapse Prevention (1)

HUS 2461 Men’s/ Women’s Issues in Recovery (1)

HUS 2482 Issues of Intimacy and Sexuality  (1)

HUS 2930 Course Review and Exam Preparation (1)

HUS 1426 Counseling of the Chemically Dependent II (2) 

Total:   Total:   Total:  
Overall total credit hours:   39   


The courses listed on this sheet are only a guide. Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university. Course requirements may change each year. You are responsible and encouraged to work closely with your advisor.