Mar 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Addictions Prevention Minor

This minor provides an in-depth review of alcohol/drug prevention strategies, successful prevention programs, prevention addressing the individual, family, peers, school, and community, and the relationship between developmental theories and successful prevention program strategies.


Please see the UNLV College of Education web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Addictions Prevention | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (




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Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Learning Outcomes

Upon complete of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Assess specific approaches, services, and treatments provided at the various levels of care within the total scope of human and counseling services;
  • Identify federal government mental health, community and prevention agencies and the services these agencies provide;
  • Examine the current state of Nevada mental health, community and prevention efforts and programs offered;
  • Describe the principles of effective mental health, community services and addiction/substance abuse prevention;
  • Analyze relationships between risk factors and problem behaviors of the target populations related to mental health, community and addictions issues.

Requirements - Total Credits: 18

The Addictions Treatment Minor introduces students to the fundamentals of the addictive process, types of addictions, and treatments. In addition, students with an appropriate major and this minor meet the educational requirements to apply as a State of Nevada Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.  In addition, if they select the option of taking the Gambling Disorder course, they are also positioned to pursue the State of Nevada Certified Problem Gambling Counselor credential. See our website for more information.

CED 300  and CED 315  are strongly recommended but not required.