A career as a substance abuse counselor is a unique and fulfilling form of community outreach. Addiction counseling provides a lifeline of support and hope to individuals struggling with drug and alcohol dependence. Counselors are an especially important resource within marginalized and poverty-stricken communities. Making a difference as a substance abuse counselor requires patience and sharp communication skills.
The Monroe College School of Criminal Justice believes that in order to become successful addiction counselors, you need to learn from experts in the field. Our instructors are active and former clinical addiction specialists, school counselors, public education administrators, and mental health specialists. They help students relate to individuals in need and come up with real-world solutions to problems increasing addiction in urban communities.
Students pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with an interest in a substance abuse counseling career learn about current addiction issues and apply that knowledge to real-world situations at rehab centers, public health facilities and schools.
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