Office Addiction Counseling Technician

Office Addiction Counseling and Social Advocacy Diploma Program

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What Is Addiction Counseling?

Addiction Counseling is all about improving the lives of those struggling with drugs and alcohol, suffering from eating disorders or other behavioral issues. Addiction Counselors or Addiction Counseling Techs are critical members of the support system for those in need and this career typically involves:
  • Overseeing individual or group therapy focused on addiction recovery and behavioral improvements.
  • Providing emotional support for individuals.
  • Helping patients navigate the various stages of addiction recovery.
  • Being a constant supporting shoulder and mentor.

Early Childhood Education Career Options

What Career Options Are Available as an Addiction Counseling Technician?

Addiction Counseling is a broad field and individuals with this diploma may specialize by working with teens, veterans or other groups. There is a growing need for Addiction Counselors in the Ohio area. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Ohio had the 4th highest opioid-involved overdose death rate in the US.1 Some places where trained Addiction Counselors often work are:
  • Addiction Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Outpatient Recovery
  • At Home Care
  • And other environments

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors is projected to grow 18% in Ohio from 2018 to 2028.2

What You Will Learn in an Early Childhood Education Program

What You Will Learn in an Addiction Counseling and Social Advocacy Program

Stautzenberger College offers a pathway for those interested in becoming Addiction Counselors. Our Addiction Counseling Technician diploma can be completed in just 9 months and has been carefully designed to:
  • Learn and apply theories of addiction, substance assessment, and counseling techniques.
  • Apply ethics and boundary considerations and practice an understanding of diversity and tolerance for others.
  • Develop motivational interviewing skills.
  • Understand the neurobiology of addiction, family addiction dynamics, and special population considerations in addiction counseling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of group process, case management, crisis intervention, trauma and recovery, and vocational rehabilitation.

Why Choose Our College?

Why Choose Our College?

For over 90 years, Stautzenberger College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a lifetime career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

All of us at Stautzenberger College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Job Opportunities:

Ms. Bell stated that someone who had the background that this program will provide and was certified would be very desirable to hire.  
Deborah Bell   
Operations Manager
Empowered for Excellence 

Ms. Jancsin is looking to hire our graduates that have completed this program and passed the exam for CDCA.
Jennifer Jancsin
Chief Clinical Officer
Zepf Center

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 9 months

100% of the program is online


Offered at Campuses Near Cleveland and Toledo

This program is offered at both of our campus locations, making it convenient for people in both the greater Cleveland area and the greater Toledo area. Our Brecksville campus is located just minutes from downtown Cleveland. The Maumee campus sits just southwest of downtown Toledo.

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100% of the program is online

After you complete the Addiction Counseling Technician Diploma Program, you could continue with our online, 5-month Addiction Counseling Technician Associate Degree completion program.  That's only 14 months total to get an associate degree.

1 Ohio Opioid Summary.  (2021 January).  Retrieved from
2, retrieved 1/10/2022.