The Addictions and Recovery minor at Penn State Hazleton is offered for students who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills to support people struggling with a substance use disorder in all stages of the recovery process.
The rise in the number of individuals struggling with addiction and recovery, the increased potency and administration of some drugs, and the specific needs of certain sub-groups within the addictions population are contributing to the complex landscape of addictions and recovery.
The 18-credit minor is intended to provide students with the knowledge and skills to support development and administration of programs designed to improve outcomes for those struggling with addictions and recovery.
Pairing with majors
Though available to any student, the minor is an ideal complement to disciplines in which a graduate might encounter individuals facing addiction and recovery, including degree programs like Criminal Justice, Rehabilitation and Human Services, Health Policy and Administration, and Psychology.
The minor is particularly beneficial to students majoring in Rehabilitation and Human Services, as it would not require them to take many additional courses outside of those already required by the program.