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About Program

The Addictive Disorders Studies Program at Oxnard College prepares students to enter the field of alcohol/drug counseling with responsibilities for performing intakes and assessments, motivational, supportive and group counseling, crisis intervention, information and referral and case write-ups.

Students completing this program will have the necessary educational and skills requirements to apply for credentialing through a number of professional organizations.

OC ADS program is accredited by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Education (CAADE) through 06/2024.

  • Career Education - Interim
Full-time Faculty:
Part-time Faculty:
  • Vanessa Alva
  • David Deutsch
  • James Given
  • David Mathews
  • Rebecca Porter
  • Luis Tovar

For further information about the Addictive Disorders Studies Program, please contact Lois Zsarnay, or (805) 678-5229


Department Chair: Lois Zsarnay