Drug/Alcohol Addiction Counseling Program


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.

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) Families and 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

September 5 – November 8, 2014 Session One

January 9 – March 14, 2015 Session Two

May 15 – July 25, 2015  Session Three


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


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