Help reclaim lives and make a difference for those suffering from addiction

Anyone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction knows how powerful and crippling addiction disease can be. Start a rewarding career in addictions counseling at North Shore Community College and help makes a difference for those suffering from today’s addiction hurdles. NSCC’s Substance Abuse Certificate program will provide human service professionals and others the education necessary to enter into careers related to substance abuse. Help reclaim lives today.

Human Services Pathway
For students interested in continuing their education, courses in this program count towards NSCC’s Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Associate in Science degree.


Semesters estimated to complete degree. Complete faster with winter intersession and summer classes


2016 Boston-area Median Wage


NSCC voted Military Friendly for eighth consecutive designation as a Military Friendly School

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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact addictioncounseling­­ or call 781-477-2150.

Program Requirements

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North Shore Community College is an accredited nonprofit institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

NSCC’s Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

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