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