Texas Tech University

Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery


The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery is committed to undergraduate and graduate education. Students at the Center will be encouraged to pursue an academic course of study that best meets their professional goals. As a Center student, you will pursue an academic track based on your major and may not take any ADRS courses, except as an elective. Current students in the Center are pursuing a wide variety of degrees, such as, engineering, pre-med, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and music. For those interested in an education focused on addiction and recovery, the following offerings are available.


With an interdisciplinary minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies offered through the Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies Program (ADRS), undergraduates meet all the academic requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). ADRS courses are also available to students who are interested in addiction but are not pursuing LCDC licensure. The Graduate Certificate in Addictions and the Family provides specialized training to mental health professionals who are seeking specific knowledge related to addiction and recovery. Course offerings focus on very diverse considerations and include family systems theories, systemic treatments of addiction, family dynamics of addiction and professional development issues. Whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, ADRS courses are current, relevant, very informative, and above all, practical!

Learn more about becoming an ADRS student!

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