Substance Abuse Counseling

A substance abuse counselor is a support system for people with drug and alcohol problems, eating disorders and other behavioral issues. They teach individuals how to modify their behavior with the intention of full recovery. Because clients are susceptible to relapses, many substance abuse counselors work with clients on an on-going basis.

Other duties include

Meeting with clients to evaluate their health and substance problem

Identifying issues and create goals and treatment plans

Teaching clients coping mechanisms

Helping clients find jobs or reestablish their career

Leading group therapy sessions

Providing updates and progress reports to courts

Referring clients to support groups

Setting up aftercare plans

Meeting with family members and provide guidance and support