Welcome to the Department of Addiction Counseling and Prevention
Our communities need compassionate leaders who are able to address current and future addiction counseling, prevention education and co-occurring challenges in society. Our program in addiction counseling and prevention helps meet these needs.
At USD, we provide students with the educational foundation and hands-on experiences they need to thrive as addiction counselors and prevention specialists. Our faculty model the kind of community engagement and leadership that is essential to this career path; students can witness their mentors actively serving their communities. Faculty also emphasize personalized attention for students, helping them identify career paths and access the opportunities they need to succeed. Our graduates have gone on to make a difference in treatment centers, community mental health centers, rehabilitation facilities, criminal justice agencies, employee assistance programs and hospitals, among other facilities. Together, we live our commitment to supporting individuals, families and communities experiencing substance use disorders.
Join our community of addiction counselors, prevention specialists and change-makers in the USD Department of Addiction Counseling & Prevention.