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Chemical Dependency program changes name

The college’s Chemical Dependency program has changed its name and will now be known as the Substance Use Disorder program.

Instructor Gerard Dombrowski said the name change reflects more clinically accurate terminology incorporated in recent revisions to the “Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders” and aligns the name of YVC’s program with the terminology used in state credentialing requirements for professionals in the field.

YVC’s program offers both an associate degree and certificate, preparing a diverse population of students to work in the field of substance use disorder counseling. Students may enter YVC’s program at any time through the year.