Our Mission

The goal of the Drug & Alcohol Studies Program is to prepare students to become counselors with strong competencies in drug and alcohol addiction, prevention and treatment. We focus on meeting the needs of diverse and low-income urban communities, using a harm reduction approach. We are committed to providing:

  • Knowledge of the current trends of drug education, prevention and policy

  • Skills to work with people and systems in clinical settings

  • Skills to apply research and theory within diverse settings


Who We Are

The Drug & Alcohol Studies Program is housed in the Health Education and Community Health Studies Department at the Ocean Campus of City College of San Francisco. An active Advisory Committee of practitioners, program faculty and staff, graduates, and community members provides input on all aspects of the program.

Our faculty members are committed to working with students of all backgrounds to ensure success.  We provide a variety of resources, including Student Success classes, Peer Case Management, and assistance for students who are returning to school after interrupted academic histories.