Texas Tech University

Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences

Minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies

Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies Undergraduate Minor

The Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (ADRS) Program, in conjunction with the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities and the College of Arts and Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary minor. The ADRS minor is designed for students with professional, academic, or personal interest in addictive disorders. It provides students with an understanding of the physiological, psychological, societal, and familial factors contributing to addiction and the recovery from addiction. 

With an Interdisciplinary Minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies offered through the ADRS Program, undergraduates meet all the academic requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Students pursuing the Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences (CFAS) undergraduate degree are required to take many of the ADRS courses as part of their degree plan. ADRS courses are also available to all students across campus that are interested in addiction but are not pursuing LCDC licensure.

The 18 hours of coursework is listed below in the order usually completed.

First Class:

ADRS 2310 Understanding Alcohol, Drugs, and Addictive Behaviors

Second Class:

ADRS 3325 Family Dynamics of Addiction and Recovery

Choose Two Classes:

ADRS 3327 Substance Abuse Prevention
ADRS 3329 Addiction, Recovery, and Relationships
PSY 4325 Drugs, Alcohol, and Behavior

Choose One Class:

SOC 3383 Alcohol, Drugs, and Society
ADRS 4329 Eating Disorders
PFP 3321 Personal Finance: Financial Counseling and Consumer Credit
SOC 4325 Criminology
SOC 4327 Juvenile Delinquency

Last Class:

ADRS 4325 Treatment of Addictive Disorders