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Substance Use Disorders

Program Overview

Substance use disorders are a growing public health concern. Opioid use in particular presents a rising challenge. Empathy-trained professionals can help struggling individuals and communities. CMU’s substance use disorders minor teaches you the skills needed to work in prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation. It is often combined with a major in social work, psychology, kinesiology, or education.

Program Snapshot

Program Type: Part-Time
Location: On Campus
Program Length: 1-2 years
Credit Hours: 24

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

This minor provides a well-rounded education about substance abuse. You’ll learn the skills needed to begin a career helping individuals and building healthier communities.

You'll learn about drugs and drug policies in the United States. You’ll develop toolkits needed to work in the fields of prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation. Many students take the State of Michigan credentialing examination and pursue roles in counseling agencies, court programs, or treatment centers.

Program Highlights

With a minor in substance use disorders at CMU, you'll:

  • Help others in your community navigate the challenges of addiction.
  • Learn the prevention-intervention-treatment approaches to addressing destructive health habits.
  • Gain fundamental knowledge that can be used as a springboard to a career in counseling, therapy, and other related professions.

Careers & Outcomes

With this minor, you can create a professional foundation for a future career in counseling and other therapeutic vocations.

Career Projected Salary
Patient Advocate/Navigator $43,548
Community Health Worker $46,590
Substance Abuse Counselor $48,520
Youth Counselor/Worker $30,796

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