The University of Maine at Farmington’s new Addiction Rehabilitation Certificate prepares you for a professional career in the addiction field, with an emphasis on co-occuring disorders in a growing service area.

In our Addiction Rehabilitation Certificate program you’ll learn the skills to collaborate with individuals with addiction throughout the different stages in the treatment and recovery processes, as well as learn how to make a difference in the lives of others every single day.

You’ll develop the skills needed to assist people in navigating the supports and services they may need to help those struggling with addiction live their lives more fully.

Addiction rehabilitation professionals are in demand

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the job outlook for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is expected to grow by 31 percent through 2022. Perhaps surprising, however, is that the need is increasing in all parts of Maine and New England, from cities and urban areas to wealthy suburbs to rural small towns. Unfortunately, the problem of addiction crosses all socioeconomic boundaries.

UMF’s Addiction Rehabilitation Certificate students are sought after for employment because they have real-world skills and knowledge, in part due to our program’s practicum and internship experiences, and in part due to professors who have worked in various fields related to Rehabilitation Services.

As a student in our Addiction Rehabilitation Certificate program you may do your highly-supervised, outside-the-classroom internship in residential facilities, co-curring faculties, corrections, schools, hospitals and more.

Our Addiction Rehabilitation Certificate curriculum provides you with a full continuum of treatment, emphasizing the strengths of the individual within their environment while promoting and improving the client’s quality of life. Here, you will focus on issues surrounding the individual and family, within the context of one’s community.

What Courses Might You Take in This Program?

Not a major, not a minor, the new 22-credit Addiction Rehabilitation Certificate is open to UMF students in ANY major but it coordinates especially well for UMF students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Services, Community Health Education and Psychology.

HEA 211 Substance Abuse Prevention
REH 200 Counseling and the Helping Relationship
REH 250 Introduction to Addiction
REH 305 Group Process
REH 340 Advanced Addiction Rehabilitation
REH 212 Rehabilitation and Families
PSY 329 Child and Family Counseling and Psychopathology