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Substance Abuse Intervention Technician, Advanced Skill Set

Substance Abuse Intervention Technician
Advanced Skill Set

Students enrolled in this new program will have the opportunity to receive a $5,000 stipend and up to $3,000 in assistance for tuition and fees.

The Substance Abuse Intervention Technician Advanced Skill Set prepares students to work with individuals and families experiencing or affected by substance abuse problems and other co-occurring behavioral or mental health issues. Students will learn about working with clients, and acquire skills needed to apply theories used in psychology, social work, and substance use disorders to help individuals and families recover from substance abuse & addiction and prevent relapse.

This program allows students to complete a certificate quickly to prepare to work in the fields of substance abuse, social work or mental health in a treatment facility. For students who have also had a successful personal recovery experience, it may fulfill the requirements of the WV Certification Board for Addiction & Prevention Professionals (WVCBAPP) to be eligible to become credentialed as a peer recovery support specialist (PRSS). For more information email Brianna Hickman.

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