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Based on 605 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?

September 2016
Substance Abuse Counselor:
Pros: I enjoy helping addicts on their roar to recovery.
Cons: Not enough time working with addicts, to much paper work .
January 2017
Substance Abuse Counselor in Richmond:
Pros: The bar has being raised on the quality of the workforce, and my co-workers are sone of the most knowledgeable and competent individuals in the field.
Cons: Stressful, a lot of recidivism.
September 2017
Substance Abuse Counselor in Portsmouth:
Pros: The meaningful work I do.
Cons: Low pay, poor support, too many responsibilities for my pay scale.
November 2014
"The Driving Stress."
Substance Abuse Counselor:
It's wonderful to want to help someone out, especially when it has to do with the whole family, or maybe you just want the experience. That's your call. However, you can't just think it's going to be the most easiest job, even with your passion for people. One thing that I'm learning the hard way, is paperwork. I'm not the best at, but I supersede that with my counseling abilities. If I could just counsel and do half of the paperwork, I'd be alright. And paperwork comes by the truck loads. Now, it's not all so stressful, there are the moments that the biggest payment you receive is the job you're doing for the client and their families. However, if you plan on going into this field, learn to do paperwork. In the end it will be better. But beyond the paperwork, if you don't love people, don't even bother to apply.
March 2018
Substance Abuse Counselor in Kennett:
Pros: Close to home.
Cons: Not enough appreciation, expecting too much from one person, compensation too little.
March 2018
"Fantastic place to make a world of difference for so many people."
Substance Abuse Counselor in Chattanooga:
Pros: Clinical Counseling. Share ideas with collegues
Cons: Limited amount of time to spend with each person
December 2018
"Working in MAT."
Substance Abuse Counselor in Wilmington:
Pros: Helping people
Cons: Traffic in the city