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Updated 5 days ago

Show me the money... - 279 Replies

Substance Abuse Counselor is $32,884 in United States Average Substance Abuse Counselor salary: $17.73 per hour.

Reavan in Kelseyville, California

Updated 3 months ago

AOD counselor in training - 1 Reply

Are there 2 AOD counselors I could ask a few questions to for class? What is a dual relationship with a client and what is a conflict of interest...

Nicholas D1990 in New York, New York

Pay scale

Hi all, I know we all are aware of the lack of pay in this field but I recently just started as a CASAC T and am making around $12.50. My question...

Zoo-knee in Los Angeles, California

Updated 8 months ago

Interview Questions - 3 Replies

What type of questions should I be able to answer in an interview regarding a substance abuse worker? It is a panel interview and I just want to be...

Cynical Panic in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 9 months ago

Addiction Counselor on Methadone - 9 Replies

I have a question. I want to be an addiction counselor so very much, but there may be a problem because I have been on methadone for 3 years now...


Updated 11 months ago

Private Practice - 26 Replies

Can you open your own private practice as a Licensed Sub Abuse Counselor or do you suggest I go back to school and get my PHD? Know anyone who has...

Csac in Columbus, Indiana

Updated 32 months ago

CADC Cert SA - 26 Replies

I am looking for a job in a state that will hire a CADC. NOT a lic one but a certified one. I don't understand how in one state I can help and...

lai82 in St. Louis, Missouri

Substance abuse counselors

Hello, I am wondering if anyone can help me with some questions. I just interviewed with a methadone treatment center in St. Louis for a substance...

katagier in Springfield, Missouri

Drug and Alcohol counselor in MO

Hello I have a question and I would be grateful if someone could clarify the issue for me. I have MA in counseling/substance abuse and I worked in...

lclarke in Sanford, Florida

Updated 69 months ago

Substance Abuse counselor - 1 Reply

I worked in a methadone clinic in MA for 10 years. I have been in VA for 3 years and they will not accept/approve mynlicense. I'm not even...

Laura Berry in Sulphur Springs, Texas

Grant Writing

How do you get into Grant Writing? I have been a volunteer at a non profit now for three years and would like to get into it, does anyone know??

Laura Berry in Sulphur Springs, Texas

I too wasnt told

I too wasn't told by my school about the 4000 hours before I took my Degree and am now 5 classes plus a practicum away from finishing, it was a...

cheeseballs in Everett, Washington

Updated 70 months ago

How to get started in this field?? - 1 Reply

I have a BA in Communications and I'm really interested in becoming a councilor/ psychologist with a specialty in drug and alcohol addiction and...

lizbot10 in Plant City, Florida

Updated 72 months ago

Working At Opioid Clinic (Methadone) with Criminal Record or Probation - Professional Substance Abuse Counselor - 4 Replies

***QUESTION: Can a qualified professional substance abuse counselor work in an opioid treatment clinic (methadone) if they are on probation or if...

Hickorychic in Hickory, North Carolina

Updated 73 months ago

Jobless in NC - 16 Replies

I am a new graduate from East Carolina University, with a dual Master's degree in Substance abuse and clinical counseling, as well as rehabilitation...

Kapl in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 76 months ago

Interview Preparation - 1 Reply

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming substance abuse counselor interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again...

DENESE in Birmingham, Alabama

Are there any students or current grads available

Hello i was wondering about the course of study. what subjects are required?

DENESE in Birmingham, Alabama


I would like to start a new career working with substance abuse victims as well as victims of domestic violence. The titles are substance abuse...

Tiffany D in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Drug and Alcohol counselor Interviews

I have an interview coming up and I want to be prepared. Are there any specific questions I should be ready for or general areas that I should be...

kristi in Barbourville, Kentucky


I have a question. In search, a certified substance abuse counselor should average 41,000 annually. that is in the Corbin, KY. Area/laurel county. I...

theophilus Rimai in Bangalore, India

Updated 86 months ago

To be the best... - 7 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every substance abuse counselor must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your...

AIola214 in Los Angeles, California

Finding a internship

Anyone have any tips to finding a internship. Iv been trying hard networking with everyone I know in the industry and sending my resume around to...

Sally Ring in Marysville, Washington

Updated 88 months ago

Mathematics - 1 Reply

What kind of mathematics is involved in substance abuse counseling, and why is it necessary?

lori renee in Minneapolis, Minnesota

substance abuse counseling friendly states

what states are counseling friendly? where does substance abuse & mental health counselors flourish?


Updated 96 months ago

Entry-level Substance Abuse Counselor? - 5 Replies

I moved from Nashville, TN to Liberty, MO five months ago. I came with a summer internship but decided to stay. I have a Psychology degree and it has...

leeza in Indianapolis, Indiana

Updated 97 months ago

Substance Abuse Counselor - 2 Replies

How hard is it Geting a job as a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Veronica83 in New Bern, North Carolina

Updated 97 months ago

Trying to get experience.... - 8 Replies

I graduated in May of 2009 with a BS in Business Administration concentration in Management. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Human...

gfoto in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 98 months ago

Work experience without a job? - 2 Replies

I passed the CADC test, did my internship, and cannot find a job. If I am correct we need 2000 hours of paid experience to complete the cadc process....

livenmydreams63 in Toledo, Ohio

License Chemical Dependency Counselor LCDC II , ICADC

I am having a very hard time finding work in the Toledo, Ohio area. I am from California originally. Just moved here in November of 2009. Please help...

Paul Toth in Sarasota, Florida

Seeking Feedback from Professionals in the Substance Abuse Treatment Community

I am interested in the response of professionals to an article located here:


Finding employment

I've just recently completed two years of school to be a Addiction Counselor. Also have a BS Degree in Business Administration. Now I'm trying to...

vicque fassinger in Cleveland, Ohio

Updated 113 months ago

Getting hired as Substance Abuse Counselor - 5 Replies

I am 47 years old and will complete studies in Administrative Office Professional in 2010. I will have earned an Associates Degree. What other...

plopez128 in Avon, Illinois

Updated 114 months ago

Boom or bust? - 1 Reply

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most substance abuse...

gigantic in New York, New York

Free Help For Addicts...looking for people who really need help

GONE TOO FAR Do you have a family member who is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol? Has their addiction taken control over their...

Ezra in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 120 months ago

Starting out... - 3 Replies

How did you get your start doing substance abuse counselor work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

DrSnipes in Alachua, Florida

National Drug Court Month Webinars in May is recognizing drug court professionals and their work by hosting free, live online webinars each Wednesday in May at 12noon. Each...

DrSnipes in Alachua, Florida

Problem Solving Courts Reducing Recidivism Rates

Problem Solving Courts Okay, it seemed like an oxymoron to me too when I first heard it, but these courts have merit. Currently there are over...

jackspar in phoenix

Addiction Recovery

I was listening to a person tonight speak of their addiction, and they spoke of hitting a 'spiritual bottom'. I had never quite heard of 'hitting...

Dave in Reno, Nevada

Updated 131 months ago

Getting ahead... - 2 Replies

What is the best training for becoming a hirable substance abuse counselor? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an...

Kelcey in Eugene, Oregon

Updated 132 months ago

The best part is... - 3 Replies

What do you enjoy most about substance abuse counselor work? What do you dislike the most? Is it challenging? Are there many opportunities to...

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