Alcohol Drug Counseling (AD)
AD 1 Alcohol and Drug Dependency
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: ADS 110 X)
Presents an overview of alcohol and chemical dependencies and ramifications. Explores the impact these dependencies have upon the individual's social, psychological, economic, and physiological well-being as well as community and family concerns. Examines the myths, images, and stereotypes about substances and substance abusers. Explores various approaches to recovery. Includes familiarization with terms.
|Fall 2021||20256||AD:1||R||6:30pm - 9:45pm||A. Torres||67A-215|
AD 2 Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Drugs
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: ADS 140X)
Examines effects of alcohol and drugs on the human body. Includes tolerance, habituation, cross-tolerance, and synergistic effect.
|Fall 2021||20263||AD:2||W||3:00pm - 6:10pm||J. Smith||67A-108|
AD 3 Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Examines techniques used in chemical dependency treatment. Analyzes types of treatment programs and the essentials of recovery. Focus on evidence-based treatments of addiction.
|Fall 2021||20268||AD:3||T||3:00pm - 6:10pm||G. Staley||67A-206|
AD 4 Issues in Domestic Violence
3 Units (Degree Applicable)
History, law, and psychology of domestic violence. Cultural, social aspects, and relationship to substance abuse explored.
|Fall 2021||20275||AD:4||R||3:00pm - 6:15pm||G. Staley||67A-150|
AD 5 Chemical Dependency: Prevention and Education
1.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Reviews and examines drug abuse prevention effectiveness, at both the private and public level. Evaluates current drug abuse prevention programs and the necessary steps for developing, funding, and managing a program.
|Fall 2021||20280||AD:5||M||5:15pm - 6:45pm||G. Staley||NotEntered-XXXX|
AD 6 Dual Diagnosis
3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: ADS 190 X)
Overview of the complex interactions of mental disorders and chemical dependency. Reviews and examines the key areas involving dual diagnosis: definition, diagnosis, treatment, and aftercare.
AD 8 Group Process and Leadership
Theory and practice of group counseling, the group process, and dynamics of group interaction.
|Fall 2021||20282||AD:8||W||6:30pm - 9:40pm||J. Smith||67A-215|
AD 9 Family Counseling
Theory and practice of family counseling, family systems and dynamics, effects of chemical dependency, and counseling techniques.
AD 10 Case Management and Documentation
The importance of record keeping and how to complete comprehensive documentation to meet clinical and legal regulations. Students will gain hands on experience with a variety of current, industry accepted documents with an emphasis on state and federal expectations impacting substance abuse treatment records.
|Fall 2021||20334||AD:10||W||6:30pm - 9:45pm||G. Staley||67A-233|
AD 11 Techniques of Intervention and Referral
Practice techniques used for crisis intervention, counseling, intake and referral. Experiential format, allows participants to practice skills in attentive listening, and responding to levels of client communication.
|Fall 2021||20335||AD:11||T||3:00pm - 6:10pm||J. Smith||67A-216|
AD 15A Introduction to Laws and Ethics for Addictions Counselors
Introduction to ethical, legal, and clinical standards for addictions counselors.
AD 15B Law and Ethics for Addictions Counselors
Seminar in professional ethics, laws, and clinical practice standards for addiction counselors. Students will become proficient in the ethical and legal requirements for addiction counselors. Students will become proficient in the identification and application of clinical practice standards for addiction counselors. Requires concurrent enrollment in AD 82.
AD 82 Work Experience in Addiction Counseling
2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
(May be taken two times for credit)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog
Corequisite: AD 15A or AD 15B
Work experience in an addiction treatment program or facility. Students will gain actual work experience by observing and performing the core functions of an addictions counselor. Students must complete a minimum of 252 hours in two semesters. 126 hours in two separate semesters is required. Students must take this course twice in order to complete the 252 hours required for the certificate.