Addiction Treatment Programs: How to Work With Drug Addicts?

Question by Popcorn: How to work with drug addicts?
I thought of working with drug addicts today, like how would I get to that position? What sort of jobs are available in rehab centers and drug treatment centers? What type of degrees would I need to get?

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Answer by ThirtyEightSnub
Education Requirements for a job as a substance abuse counselor depend on the hiring agency. Some counselors have a high school diploma and
certification while others have a bachelor’s degree or
master’s degree. Since some of the best substance
abuse counselors are those who have overcome addiction themselves, this is one of the few jobs
where a degree from the school of hard knocks can
outweigh university schooling. Counselors with more
education will be trusted with less immediate
supervision and licensed counselors can provide
one-on-one counseling.

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Addiction Counselor – Sandy – Nova Counseling Services

Sandy, a counselor at Nova Counseling Services, shares information on Nova’s addiction treatment programs and philosophy of care. Nova provides alcohol and drug addiction treatment, including a residential program, counseling, a halfway house and aftercare. Visit for more information.


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2 Responses to “Addiction Treatment Programs: How to Work With Drug Addicts?”

  • Mike:

    Yes i also agree that most of the counselers are people who overcame their addiction. Who better to give you the experience,the procedure, the decision making consultation etc…. i knw someone here “getcleantoday program” they have a consultation line if you want to for another option maybe call tge hotline 1-888-453-2862 and get some professional answers to evaluate things further. Hope that tip helps a little.

  • MSJewelryAU:

    I happen to know as a FACT, that if the Federal Gov. were to reclassify addiction, these treatment facilities would? crumble. Addiction isn’t in your body…It’s your mind. Free your mind & the rest will follow. In the 80’s tens of thousands of kids were “farmed” to treatment.85% still drink & do drugs as adults today.