An addiction counselor works with patients who have problems with substance abuse. The counselor manages patients' cases and provides counseling to help them overcome these addictions. The addiction counselor may work at a school or medical facility and provide individual or group counseling; counseling may include dealing with addictions, issues involving mental health, and helping the patients develop their interpersonal skills. The addiction counselor may also need to perform screening for prospective patients or clients as well.
Addiction Counselor Tasks
Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.
Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.