Addiction affects more than just the person with the dependency—it affects families and communities as well. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating 27 percent job growth through 2020, there's a need for human services professionals serving those affected by dependency.
The Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a concentration in Addictions program introduces you to the biological, environmental, genetic and psychological underpinnings of substance abuse and chemical dependency. It focuses on interventions, treatments, action plans, and relapse prevention theory and ideology—skills to help you better support those in need.
Now you don't have to wait until graduation to gain skills that employers find valuable. The certificate option (www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/degree-programs-with-certificate-options.html) allows you to move core, job-focused skills toward the front of your degree program and earn certificates to show job competencies.