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Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Email: wtxfinaid@tstc.edu

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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325. 641. 3901
Brownwood Campus

Jennifer Rosas - 325.235.7338
Sweetwater Campus

(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
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Welcome to Chemical Dependency Counseling

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Did you know that with an Associates degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling you can enter the counseling field quickly and become a practicing counselor? Students in the TSTC West Texas Chemical Dependency Counseling Program want to help others, and view a counseling career as an ideal way to aid individuals and families in recovery. If you visualize yourself making a difference in the lives of those recovering from an addiction, check out the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program at our Breckenridge, Brownwood and Abilene locations.

Hands-on Approach

In the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program, you will participate in class lectures, simulation activities and team collaboration. You'll then use that information and training to conduct counseling sessions during a 300-hour practicum at an approved treatment facility -- an intense hands-on experience with actual clients.

Career Opportunities

Our students find careers in substance abuse counseling and, under the guidance of a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, provide services such as:

  • Clinical Evaluation
  • Treatment Planning
  • Individual, Group, and Family Counseling
  • Client, Family and Community Education
  • Service Coordination

Graduates of the Chemical Dependency Counseling Program often find jobs quickly and frequently with employers that also provide practicum sites. 


Our instructors are Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC) and have years of experience in the chemical dependency treatment field. They've worked in the criminal justice system, mental health, and community supervision programs. They also have a thorough knowledge of the basics -- the biology and pharmacology of addiction.

Course Options

  • Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Pharmacology of Addiction
  • Assessment Skills of Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions
  • Therapeutic Communities in a Criminal Justice Setting
  • Co-Occuring Disorders
  • Addicted Family Intervention

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