Video of WMU Specialty Program in Alcohol & Drug Abuse - Virtual Info Session

SPADA Virtual Info Session

The Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse at Western Michigan University is the first of its kind in Michigan and the first university-based training clinic in Michigan to address substance use disorders.

Our faculty have been preparing professionals in the substance abuse field since 1973. The Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse education assists individuals who wish to pursue credentials in the field through undergraduate and graduate studies. The program is exceptional and accessible.

  • Our faculty members—seasoned researchers and practitioners—share their knowledge in ways that enhance students' learning experiences.
  • The state of the art, evidence-based theories and techniques presented prepare students for state and national certifications.
  • Faculty-student research teams engage in basic and applied research and quickly transfer results to practice. In this way, our students directly impact the quality of work in the profession.


We welcome your inquiry and interest in WMU's Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Please browse this site and contact us for further information.