In August, the University of Findlay will begin offering a new minor titled “Substance Use Disorders” through the College of Health Professions. Students of any major and the community are welcome to take any of the four courses offered. The program, which has been in the making for more than two years, will provide students with an understanding of how to help individuals recover from addicted and bring awareness to the complexities of addiction.
Robin Walters-Powell, Ed.D., who serves as the Chair of the Social Work and Gerontology Programs, states that “Whether one works in the healthcare field, business, or education, many professions are impacted by substance use disorder in one way or another. [The Program] isn’t just something that we thought up, it was more of a community partnership and a response to a community need.”