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The field practicum noted above is specifically designated for the field of addiction treatment and is overseen
by the Washington Department of Health. It is therefore subject to the regulations of that agency which
require the passing of background checks and counselor registration before placement in an approved field
site. Field practicum from other social services related placements is not interchangeable because agencies
must meet DOH licensure for CD treatment and because training-hour content is very specific. The faculty
advisors at Spokane Falls Community College will gladly assist students with this process.
The Addiction Studies program includes classes in substance drug abuse, social
services, counseling skills and other related topics that help individuals become effective with people who
have drug problems. In addition, the training program includes practical fieldwork experience that provides
students an opportunity to apply what has been learned and learn from the actual work experience.