SUNY Sullivan Announces New Degree Program in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counseling

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AAS program is designed to introduce students to a career working with individuals struggling with addiction

SUNY Sullivan announces a new Associate of Applied Science Degree program in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling designed to introduce students to a career working with individuals struggling with addiction. The program also offers students an opportunity to pursue their New York State Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor certification (CASAC). SUNY Sullivan is an approved training provider of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support (OASAS).

We are very excited to offer this important program here in Sullivan County,” said SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance. “Our graduates will play an important role in combating the ongoing substance abuse crisis that limits resident’s ability to live healthy, productive lives. By their education and professional efforts, they will make a positive impact on individuals, families and communities in Sullivan County and our region.”

The AAS program provides the opportunity for students to complete the required 350-hour educational training and begin field placement hours as a first step to becoming CASAC certified. In New York State, OASAS oversees treatment for substance use disorders. In addition to major-specific coursework this program offers a Liberal Arts base to help prepare students for advanced degrees.

In addition to helping students qualify for the NYS CASAC, upon completion of this Associate in Applied Science degree graduates will:

For more information about this program and guidance on how to register, please go to, send an email to:, or go to