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Addictions Studies-Mental Health

Jacqueline Graham Sylvestal

Department Chair

​The Addictions Studies Program at Kennedy-King College, is designed to provide students with education in theory and practice, which promotes optimal development of professional skills.  The program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA).        

Upon successful completion of the A.A.S. Degree, along with the addictions studies classes and two practicums, a student is eligible to take the Addictions Counselor Examination. Upon passing the exam, students will receive certification.        

If a prospective student currently holds an undergraduate/graduate degree in one of the Behavioral Sciences, they will be eligible to sit for the exam upon successful completion of the basic addictions studies classes.​    ​​

Faculty & Staff

Jacqueline Grahqm-Sylvestal​ 773-487-6925​
Leslie Illidge​ 773-602-5351​ Y-133​
Celeste McGill​ 773-602-5339 Y-137​
Susan Buckner​ 773-487-6918 Y-136​
Paul Everett​ 773-487-6924​ Y-131​
​Jerrard Walker ​773-602-5351        ​ ​Y-133

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6401 S. Halsted
Building Y, Suite Y-131
Chicago, IL 60621
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9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


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