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MHT 1130 Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling CDCA Preliminary

Course provides 40 hours of chemical dependency specific educational content required for application for CDCA Preliminary credential with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Theories and fundamentals of addictive illness and physical/mental effects of psychoactive drugs. Dynamics of substance related and addictive disorders on persons, families and society. Knowledge of disease concept, stigmas, identification, assessment, trends in treatment and relapse process. Develop insights, challenge biases and identify personal and professional issues. Elements of professional/ethical behaviors.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Mental Health and Addiction Services
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0035 


  • Describe the etiology and theories of substance use and addictive disorders.
  • Identify the ethical and professional behaviors expected in the field of substance related and addictive disorders.
  • Identify the classifications of drugs of abuse (from the current DSM) and their harmful effects.
  • Define and describe the basic components of prevention, assessment, intervention, diagnosis, treatment, and level of care placements with persons with substance use and addictive disorders.
  • Develop, identify, and describe one's personal attitudes, beliefs, and obstacles toward treating persons with substance related and addictive disorders.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3