Become an Advocate for Healing and Transformation in the Field of Addiction Treatment.

Earn a Bachelor's, Master's, or Certificate in Addiction Counseling.

Become a powerful advocate for addiction recovery and prevention through Addiction Studies at Antioch University.  Our curriculum explores the underlying psychological and societal influences of substance abuse and the varied treatment modalities leading to recovery.

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Spring 2023


BA, MA, & Certificate


In-person, Hybrid, or 100% Online

Students gain real-life addiction counseling experience through placement at diverse internship training sites. Personal and professional experience can be turned into academic credit.

Students may apply to Fast Track into the MA in Clinical Psychology program saving time and tuition costs.

Classes are offered both remotely via Zoom and in-person on the Antioch University Los Angeles campus.

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Coursework builds professional competency by providing tools and experiential learning opportunities that prepare students to graduate with the knowledge, skills, and insight to understand and respond effectively to those whose lives are impacted by addiction.

Offered in-person on the Antioch University Los Angeles campus.

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The Certificate combines online and in-classroom time to allow for the flexibility and convenience of completing coursework using digital resources, as well as benefiting from the face-to-face interaction of in-classroom instruction and peer discussion. The certificate can be added to the MA in Counseling with Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree.

Offered hybrid and online at the Antioch University Seattle campus.

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The Addiction Counseling Concentration (ACC) prepares students to address and treat addiction in a variety of settings. The ACC has been created to meet the Washington State Department of Health education requirements for the alternative training track to become a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) with a curriculum based on the most current neuroscience of addiction, attachment injury, and trauma, as well as cutting-edge techniques to address these issues, provided by the leaders in the field.

Offered in-person on the Antioch University Seattle campus.

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The Addictions Counseling Certificate prepares clinicians to better understand specialized issues related to addiction counseling so they can effectively support, persons presenting with addiction treatment needs and support their recovery efforts. This certificate is open to students with a graduate degree in an allied mental health profession or a graduate student in such a profession. All courses are consistent with CACREP accreditation requirements. Each course is three credits and is offered in an online format.

Offered online through the Antioch University New England campus.

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All Addiction Studies Programs Include

Antioch’s programs in Addiction Studies prepare practitioners to become a force for positive change in their communities. 

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