The cost of addictions in America is measured in the billions of dollars. Unfortunately, there’s no magic bullet for addressing addictions or getting individuals into treatment.

But there is hope.

There are tools available to health care, human service, justice, and education professionals who want to address addictions among their clients, students, and employees. 

Addictions Hit Hard 

The Addictions, Screening, Assessment, and Referral (ASAR) Certificate teaches professionals how to play an active role in screening for addictions – and, more important, getting individuals with addictions into the treatment they need.

Brief Intervention

The technique is known as “brief intervention,” and it works. Studies back up the effectiveness brief intervention has in bringing about immediate changes in individuals – and in providing referrals for specialized treatment.

Brief intervention can make the difference in organizational performance and in eliminating the devastating impact addictions have on individuals.  

Convenient, Online Coursework

Certificate courses are offered in an interactive online format to accommodate the needs of adult learners.

How to Apply

Take the next step. Contact the Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health at 708.534.4910. 

View the Complete Certificate Requirements in the Academic Catalog