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Press Release: InterCoast Colleges Offers New Revised Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies Online

New Revised Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies Online

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The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies Program curriculum has been revised to include Co-Occurring Disorders.

(The program at continues to provide an online curriculum that meets CCAPP)

(Anaheim, CA) In 2013 there were more than 21.6 million people in the U.S. suffering from substance abuse or dependence. This number has increased significantly over the past few years, leading to a larger demand for alcohol and drug counseling professionals.

To help meet this need, InterCoast Colleges announces the launch of a newly revised Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies program online. The program now includes specific education and training in Co-Occurring Disorders. The Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies program is designed to help those who want to enter this field gain the education they need to pursue this career choice.

“Our program was revised to add an important education and training component in Co-Occurring Disorders. Those with conditions associated with mental health have a greater likelihood of experiencing alcohol or substance use disorders”, stated InterCoast Colleges representative Geeta Brown. “We teach students how to identify disorders and help with the plan to integrate the needs of the client in treatment”, said Brown. “The Alcohol and Drug Counseling program provide a comprehensive educational program that meets the certification standards set by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, or CCAPP.”

Entry into the program does not require prior experience in the field of substance use disorder counseling. Currently, the classes for this new program are available both on-campus and via the InterCoast Colleges Online programs. With just 50 weeks of studies, which includes a clinical internship, students can complete the course and graduate from this approved program. Those who apply to the institution can have confidence in the services they will receive, as the school has over 35 years of existence, and has been accredited since 1987.

“The goal of our newly revised program is to help those who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of drug and alcohol counseling acquire the skills, knowledge, and education to do this successfully,” continued Brown. “We also have financial aid available for students who need it to ensure everyone interested in pursuing this career can do so without having to worry solely about monetary issues.”

Additional information about the newly revised Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies program provided by InterCoast Colleges can be found by visiting the school’s website.


InterCoast Colleges is a private institution that was granted institutional approval for operating by the BPPE, or the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education according to the California Education Code. The central mission of InterCoast Colleges is to provide associate degrees and certificate programs for careers in allied health, business, and skilled trade industries and prepare students to meet employer expectations for entry-level employment. InterCoast strives to support a culturally diverse learning environment for its students. Additionally, each program offered by this college shares this same mission.

Media Contact
Geeta Brown
Anaheim, CA 92805
(877) 227-3377

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