Addictions Counselor

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Job Description

Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs.

Other Job Titles

Addictions Counselor, Case Manager, Chemical Dependency Counselor (CD Counselor), Chemical Dependency Professional, Clinical Counselor, Correctional Substance Abuse Counselor, Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist (DATS), Prevention Specialist, Substance Abuse Counselor (SA Counselor)

Job Tasks

  • Complete and maintain accurate records or reports regarding the patients’ histories and progress, services provided, or other required information.
  • Counsel clients or patients, individually or in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, or making changes.
  • Interview clients, review records, and confer with other professionals to evaluate individuals’ mental and physical condition and to determine their suitability for participation in a specific program.
  • Develop client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories.
  • Review and evaluate clients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $22.91/hr. – $47,660 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Much faster than average (8% or Higher)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 39,400

Required Education

High School Diploma/ Equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree Required, Masters Degree, Licensure

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