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Based on 592 responses, the job of Substance Abuse Counselor has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.03 out of 5. On average, Substance Abuse Counselors are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Substance Abuse Counselor?

January 2018
"Too expensive, housing is way to expensive pretty much."
Substance Abuse Counselor in Auckland:
Pros: Helping the people I grew up around. The youth struggling families.
Cons: Rental prices working to live, no opportunity to buy a house in Auckland.
August 2019
"I enjoy working in the city because I can be a change agent for those who need it."
Substance Abuse Counselor in Chicago:
Pros: I like the opportunity to be able to move around freely without so much travel discrepancies.
Cons: I really don't dislike working in Chicago
November 2014
"Stay focused and open minded."
Substance Abuse Counselor:
Always stay abreast of the policies and laws related to your job, research and have answers to the questions that your clients need to achieve their goals.
December 2014
"Extend a Helping Hand."
Substance Abuse Counselor:
Pros: In a position such as a Substance Abuse Counselor allows me the opportunity to extend a helping hand to others less fortunate.
December 2014
"The Agency."
Substance Abuse Counselor:
Pros: The people I work for and with are the best role models and colleagues I could wish for. They accepted me as an intern and were helpful with guidance and suggestions, and most importantly, patient with my progress as I continued to learn from them. I am also very passionate about working with people with substance abuse issues. I have the chance to work with all ages, races and addiction issues. It is very rewarding to have them begin to heal under the care and programs of our agency.
Cons: I don't have anything I don't like about my job.
March 2015
"I love to help people get clean and sober."
Substance Abuse Counselor:
Pros: Helping clients maintain their sobriety once they have and watching them improve self worth, esteem, and self-image.
Cons: Seeing how backwards the "system" ie, CPS, mental health, & DHS are. They tend to set their clients up for failure by not reuniting families once clean and sober status is obtained. They continually hold they past hostage and do not believe they have changed, because reuniting families back together takes money out of the "systems" pockets.
April 2015
Substance Abuse Counselor:
Pros: Being able to help people change.
Cons: None.