Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor is $18.22
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors?
An entry-level Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.32 based on 23 salaries. An early career Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average …Read more
What Do Certified Addiction Drug and Alcohol Counselors Do?
Certified substance abuse counselors help clients overcome addiction to drugs, alcohol, or gambling. An evaluation of the patient’s addiction type and severity should be carried out before other services are administered; then, counseling services can be provided. These counselors help their patients to understand why addiction exists and what can be done to overcome it.
Because patients are trying to overcome addictions, these counselors may need to work with some behavioral problems. It is …Read more