Addiction Counselor Basics

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Pros and Cons of Being a Substance Abuse Counselor

There are certain advantages and disadvantages of becoming a substance abuse counselor.

Advantages:

  • A major advantage is that you probably will not have a hard time finding a job. With the rise of addiction the need for substance abuse counselors is in high demand.

In fact according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics projects a growth rate of 29% for counselors by the year 2022.

  • With people being forced to get health insurance, this will help to increase this growth because most insurance provide coverage for substance abuse counselors. An additional reason for this growth rate is that many states are sending drug offenders to treatment centers rather than prison.
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By |December 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Addiction Counselor 101

The most important part of becoming an addiction counselor is the desire to want to help others in need. The pay is not great, the average being around $38,620 a year according to the statistics. Depending on the facility and education level the pay may be as high as $60,000. For example, if one has a master’s degree he or she might be more qualified for a higher position and salary. The more education in this field the better. Also, applicants must pass a background check for felonies or child abuse. (more…)

By |December 9th, 2015|0 Comments