Program Goals

  • Provide the graduate students with clinical understanding of the current drugs of abuse and patterns of abuse and the neurobiological and neuropharmacological basis of drug abuse and addiction
  • Provide the graduate students with the latest evidence-based knowledge regarding screening, assessment, and treatment of individuals and their families with substance use problems
  • Provide the graduate students with the current trends,  skills,  and  potential interventions in  treatment, harm reduction, self-help approaches, and implementation of community-wide prevention programming
  • Through organized and supervised practicum experiences, graduate students will be provided with ample opportunities to develop the intervention competencies required in working with families, children and adolescents, school systems, communities, and minority populations who are confronting the challenges of drug abuse and addiction.