Addiction Counseling Department

Program Description

Addiction counselors help individuals and families to deal with alcohol and drug treatment issues through services such as case management, assessment, prevention education, crisis intervention, community resource referrals, individual and group counseling, stress management, and relapse prevention.

Program Information

  • Graduates of this program will have a college degree (ADD.A.A.S.) in the specialty field of alcoholism/drug addictions counseling as well as beginning competencies in the general field of human services.
  • Graduates of the program will have completed the educational requirements to apply for Licensure as a Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor or Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) granted by the NJ State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.


The addictions counseling program is an approved educational provider through:

The Addiction Professional Certification Board of New Jersey, Inc.
4 Cornwall Drive,
Suite 103
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: (732) 390-5900

Transfer Opportunities

Earn both Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree (A.A.S. and B.S.H.S.):

Students in this special program offered in partnership with Thomas Edison State College of New Jersey complete a maximum of 80 credits here in specified courses and the remaining 40 credits through Thomas Edison State College. The latter can be completed in different formats, such as at-home guided study courses, N.J. Public TV courses, on-line courses, and contract learning courses with individual faculty.

Contact: Thomas Edison
Phone: (888) 442-8372 (toll free) or (609) 984-1150

MCP Hahnemann University also accepts students into their Bachelor of Science Degree programs in Behavioral and Addictions Counseling.
Contact: 1 (800) 237-3935 ext.6333 for more details.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the program will be able to find employment opportunities in a variety of settings, to include:

  • Drug and alcohol counselor
  • Job coach
  • Intake worker
  • Public health educator
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Crisis intervention worker
  • Group facilitator
  • Life skills counselor
  • Youth worker counselor
  • Caseworker/Case manager

Contact Person

Professor Fatemah Sedighi, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4535