How To Become A Drug And Alcohol Counselor

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Executive Summary

Drug and alcohol dependency is unfortunately increasing and individuals with these addictions often need professional help to recover. Drug and alcohol counselors are highly trained professionals that help people overcome their addictions and lead better and more fulfilling lives. Drug and alcohol counselors usually have at least a bachelor degree and many have a master degree. Many programs require extensive coursework and supervised clinical experience in drug and alcohol counseling. Some employers offer training for new counselors. Employment of drug and alcohol counselors is projected to grow much faster than average for all professions, increasing 34% from 2006 to 2016. Job growth will be driven by increased awareness of addiction and more people seeking treatment.

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