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The dangers of substance abuse are delivering serious blows to American society. Tens of thousands of people are dying from overdoses every year and the death toll continues to rise. The opioid epidemic has brought our nation’s addiction crisis to the forefront of the public eye, highlighting the dire need of addiction counselors and mental health professionals to treat the core of the problem.
If you’re up for the challenge of fighting one of the most taxing problems of our generation, MSU Denver is one of the best places to start.
The Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health with a concentration in Addiction Counseling integrates research, skill development, education in treatment and recovery, evidence-based practices and field work to prepare you for a career in the treatment of substance abuse and addictive behavior disorders in a variety of settings. You will qualify to sit for the examination for Master Addictions Counselors to earn your License in Addictions Counseling. With one additional internship you may also qualify to complete the examination for your Licensed Professional Counselor.
Mental health and substance abuse issues are a pressing issue both nationally and locally. Each day, 130 Americans die due to opioid use. There is a real need in Colorado for addictions and mental health clinicians as well, with 3 in 10 Coloradans struggling with a mental health or substance abuse issue.
Additionally, job growth in behavioral health is expected to rise over 40% between 2015-2025.
The Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health with a concentration in Addiction Counseling is administered by a committee of faculty and staff in the Human Services and Counseling department. Please contact us directly at [email protected] if you have any questions.
The Masters of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, offered through Metropolitan State University of Denver, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. We are also seeking accreditation through The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs and National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission.
Contact the Department of Human Services & CounselingEmail Addiction Counseling
West Classroom, Suite 236
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Human Services
Campus Box 12
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362