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John Carroll University’s Department of Counseling is launching a new Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate program. It is open to individuals who have already obtained an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree, and are seeking to enter the field of counseling. Current JCU undergraduates are also eligible to enroll in the program. Due to Ohio’s opioid epidemic, there is a growing demand for qualified professionals trained to treat people suffering from chemical dependency and substance abuse. The Substance Use Disorders Counseling Certificate program at John Carroll consists of five courses. The curriculum complements the work of professionals with backgrounds in behavioral sciences, criminal justice, nursing, and social work. The program prepares students for licensure as either a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDCII, III) or a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC). Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) are also available. Applications are currently being accepted for the summer session. Classes begin May 14. For more information, please visit or contact Colleen Sommerfeld at 216.397.4902. Tonya Strong-Charles |  Executive Director of Media Relations | 216.397.1958 or