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Cambridge Unveils Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program

SPRINGFIELD — The Cambridge College Springfield Regional Center announced a new Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate Program for individuals seeking professional training in substance-abuse and addiction treatment, education, and prevention, leading to certification or licensure.

The one-year, 19-credit certificate program comes at a critical time as the region battles the opioid epidemic and other increasing substance-abuse issues.

“The need for credentialed individuals in this field is at a crisis level,” said Teresa Forte, director of the Springfield Regional Center. “By offering this certificate program, Cambridge College will help provide a direct response to that need while supporting our community.”

An open house for individuals interested in the program will be held on Wednesday, July 27 at 6 p.m. at the college’s Tower Square location, 1500 Main St. in downtown Springfield.

The Springfield campus offers undergraduate- and graduate-degree programs in education, human services, counseling psychology, and business management to a diverse population of adult learners from Western Mass. and Connecticut. Its students are adults in career transition, busy parents who require flexible schedules, community leaders, and others seeking professional development.

For more information about Cambridge College Springfield or to RSVP for the open house, visit www.cambridgecollege.edu.