Alcohol and drug counselors work with individuals, families and groups that are directly impacted by substance abuse. They help people identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction and use psychological concepts to develop treatment and prevention plans.
The demand for trained counselors is growing. Job opportunities are most likely found in alcohol and drug programs, behavioral health centers, medical centers and clinics, rehabilitation centers and social service agencies.
Some potential career choices are:
- Addiction Counselor/Counselor in Training
- Alcohol/Drug Recovery Counselor/Counselor in Training
- Substance Abuse Counselor
On the Web
These websites provide additional information on careers in the drug and alcohol recovery field:
- Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
- United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook