Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

A student who wishes to become a substance abuse counselor can typically skip a traditional 4-year degree and seek to obtain a 2-year degree and certification instead. In addition to the certification, the requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) include 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience in the field. The LCDC exam takes about 3 hours and contains 150 questions.

As a substance abuse counselor, the individual will meet with clients to evaluate and understand their unique chemical abuse problems. After, goals and milestones can be created. Group therapy could also be involved.

Some colleges offer a 4-year degree in Addiction Counseling and Prevention. One can also obtain a Master's degree or Doctorate and advance their career even more. Substance abuse counseling is a very important and rewarding career that can truly turn someone’s life around.

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Matching Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Colleges

Grand Canyon University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $16,401 average out-state tuition; $16,401 average in-state tuition

Metropolitan State University

Four or more years; Public; $8,281 average out-state tuition; $8,281 average in-state tuition

Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Four or more years; Private not for profit

Community College of Baltimore County

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $8,928 average out-state tuition; $5,784 average in-state tuition

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry

Four or more years; Public; $11,438 average out-state tuition; $4,575 average in-state tuition

Liberty University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $15,409 average out-state tuition; $15,409 average in-state tuition

Baltimore City Community College

At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,720 average out-state tuition; $2,640 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Majors

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Up to $30,000

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Tennessee Behavioral Health Pathways Scholarship

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Up to $15,000 Varies See Details
 

Tennessee Behavioral Health Pathways Scholarship

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

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Up to $15,000

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Allman Medical Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

Up to $10,000 Varies See Details
 

Allman Medical Scholarship

Miss America Pageant

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Up to $10,000

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St. David’s Scholar Program - Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University

$7,500 Varies See Details
 

St. David’s Scholar Program - Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University

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$7,500

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Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

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$6,000

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Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Partners in Healthcare

Binghamton University - State University of New York

$5,250 Varies See Details
 

Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Partners in Healthcare

Binghamton University - State University of New York

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$5,250

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Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Binghamton University/SUNY Alumni

Binghamton University - State University of New York

$5,250 Varies See Details
 

Manhattan Graduate Scholars Program for Binghamton University/SUNY Alumni

Binghamton University - State University of New York

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$5,250

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Mat-Su Health Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Mat-Su Health Foundation

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Mat-Su Health Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Mat-Su Health Foundation

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Up to $5,000

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TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

TYLENOL Brand Scholarship Fund

Up to $10,000 August 01, 2024 See Details
 

TYLENOL Future Care Scholarship

TYLENOL Brand Scholarship Fund

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Up to $10,000

deadline

August 01, 2024
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WGU Sentara Scholarship

Western Governors University

Up to $4,000 June 30, 2024 See Details
 

WGU Sentara Scholarship

Western Governors University

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Up to $4,000

deadline

June 30, 2024
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