A Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor can work in inpatient as well as outpatient centers, as well as with colleges, job corps, correction facilities or in any place that deals with chemically addicted individuals. These counselors may do either one-on-one or group therapy sessions. They may have to screen individuals for placement in a treatment program and do preliminary assessments on addiction related conditions. Individuals seeking a job as a certified drug and alcohol counselor must have a Bachelor's degree, at the very least, and be certified and/or licensed in the state where they are seeking employment.
Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol 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.