Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor (DARC)

Associates of Science

It takes dedicated counselors with a passion for working with others to help people who are suffering from addiction recover their lives, achieve sobriety and stability.

The Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counseling (DARC) program can provide you with the education and training you’ll need to work effectively in the field of substance abuse/addiction counseling. 

The DARC program is also ideal for professionals with advanced degrees who seek additional specialization in addiction counseling or certification as a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC).

Program Coordinator
Sandra Valente
203-596-8655 (p)
203-596-8755 (f)
Room: K608
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
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What do students think of the DARC program?

“As an adult learner looking for a career change, the Drug & Alcohol Recovery Counselor Program offered me a degree that allowed me to start a new career in just two years. I am proud to be in the first group of graduating DARC students at NVCC and thank my professor and advisor for her dedication and determination to make this program possible and successful.” - Linda Jacobucci, DARC Intern, 2008