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Alcohol + Drug Counseling


The Alcohol & Drug Counseling online degree program will provide you with the skills needed to help individuals struggling with addiction to find healing. You will examine the effects of substance abuse on individuals and families, with special attention given to the emotional, cognitive, cultural, professional, financial and spiritual consequences of addiction. Through courses and internship experience, students will be prepared to become Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC) through the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (BBHT).


Why choose Alcohol + Drug Counseling at Crown?

  • Christ-centered
  • Completely online – perfect for busy working adults
  • Small class sizes mean you get individualized attention
  • Each student is assigned an academic advisor whose only job is to help students succeed.


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An internship is a requirement of the state of MN in order to obtain licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Therefore, Crown College assists students in finding an internship site that will prepare them to enter the chemical health field. Internships provide students with experiential learning in order to develop skills and receive training from professionals in the field. Though there is no guarantee, many students get hired by their internship sites. Potential Internship Sites:

  • MN Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Nystrom & Associates
  • Riverplace Counseling Centers
  • Park Avenue Center
  • St. Louis Park Counseling Clinic

While they must be preapproved by Crown to ensure that they meet licensing board requirements, students often find their own internship sites.


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Anytime, anywhere, you can complete your coursework. Simply log into your classroom. Whether taking part in discussions with classmates or turning in your latest assignment, your virtual classroom doesn’t just run during office hours. Canvas is open 24-7.


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  • Find weekly overviews, assignments, updates, discussion boards, and quizzes in the Courses tab.

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Alcohol + Drug Counseling Major

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“When I started Crown in 2012 I knew that it would be an incredible experience, but I did not realize then how my life would be changed both personally and professionally. The ADC program was added after I started my undergrad program, and deciding to enroll in the program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The ADC program was fairly new to Crown College, and I believe I was the third student to go through the program. The encouragement and guidance I received both throughout the program courses and into my internships were incredible. The staff was always there to support me and answer any questions I had regarding courses and my internship experiences. I completed my first internship at Park Avenue Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and my second internship at Recovery Plus Adolescent in St. Cloud, Minnesota. After completing my internships and taking my LADC exam I was offered a position at Park Avenue Center, and am currently employed there as a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, while attending Grad school for Marriage and Family Therapy.”


John Norwood

LADC 2016 Crown Graduate


What Will I Study?

  • Introduction to Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Diversity Issues in Counseling
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • Case Management for Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Alcohol and Drug Counseling Internship
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Custom built for your life.

We know you’re busy. Whether its family, work, or church, we created a program that fits with your priorities. Our online programs are flexible and designed for those working full-time, so you can do your coursework anywhere, anytime. Most coursework is due Thursday and Sunday by midnight, giving you the freedom to complete your coursework in your own schedule.

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