PhD in Substance Addiction Counseling

If you obtain a PhD in substance addiction counseling, this signifies the end of a long academic track. It shows that you are someone who has undertaken the most thorough specialization in your chosen field. People who hold PhD (or PsyD or doctorate) degrees are considered to be experts in a specific area of study by academics and the public. A PhD in psychology counseling with a focus on substance abuse and addiction counseling will also expand your professional opportunities. In the field of alcohol or drug abuse, you will be able to apply the principles of mental health, psychology, and development, to help addicts achieve effective cognitive, behavioral, and systemic changes to improve their lives.

Programs in Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling

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  • Earn your Master's or Doctorate degree online
  • Choose from degrees within the schools of Psychology, Organizational Leadership or Social, Human and Educational Development
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association
  • All faculty hold doctorate degrees and bring real world experience to the classroom


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  • Several institutional scholarship opportunities are available to students who qualify.
  • Features several learning model options, including online, residency, and hybrid options.
  • Offers graduate degree programs in organizational leadership, mind-body medicine, psychology and human science.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
  • Two teaching locations in Seattle, Washington with the university headquarters located in Oakland, California.


  • Ph.D. Psychology

An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so what you’re learning is immediately applicable to your career. We serve more than 36,000 students from the U.S. and around the world and offer more than 140 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 20 certificate programs.


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