Drug/Alcohol Addiction Counseling Program


Click here to download the DAAC Application

This certificate program aspires to prepare Christians to offer competent counseling services to individuals, families, and groups who struggle with the effects of Substance Use Disorders.  The program offers the number of hours that the Tennessee State Board of Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse Counselors requires for licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.

The Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling (DAAC) program will include three sessions beginning in September or January.

September 11, 11 am-1 pm.
A two hour meeting with prospective/enrolled students in which they are made familiar with the (a) overall aim of the program, (b) the content of the program, (c) MTS policies regarding grades and attendance. (d) our expectations of their computer skills.

Graduate Certificate Program

Students who complete all six courses receive the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Counseling Studies.

DAAC Cohort

The Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling Certificate program is a cohort style program consisting of three sessions.  Each session consists of two classes, one on Friday evening from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m., and the other on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. lasting for 10 weeks. Students may begin in session one or session two.  All classes meet on the MTS campus or online.

Sample Cohort Schedule:


1) Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling (Fridays)

2) Co-Occurring Disorders (Saturdays)


3) Special Topics in Substance Abuse Treatment (Fridays)

4) Domains of Substance Abuse Treatment Part I (Saturdays)


5) Domains of Substance Abuse Treatment Part II (Fridays)

6) Selected Topics in Substance Abuse Counseling (Saturdays)

Addiction Counseling Certificate

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Counseling Courses & Schedule


Future Session Dates

Session 1 – September 11 – November 21, 2015

Session 2 – January 8 – March 19, 2016

Session 3 – April 1 – June 18, 2016


Questions?  Drug/Alcohol Addiction Counseling FAQs can help you find answers.


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