Department of Psychology

Psychology of Substance Abuse

The Department of Psychology offers a psychology of substance abuse course sequence that students interested in addiction can take.  Psychology of Substance Abuse is open to psychology and other majors too.

The Psychology of Substance Abuse allows interested students to pursue academic coursework in preparation for Certification as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in Illinois and a possible career in the field of addictions.  Please explore the certification process through the IAODAPCA website for further information (

A strength of Psychology of Substance Abuse is unifying themes, skills, and research in addiction and other areas within our psychology department (i.e., clinical psychology, social psychology, forensics, neuroscience).

For additional information, contact the Department of Psychology at ph. 309-298-1593  or

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