How Can I Become a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Question by <3headoverheels<3: How can I become a substance abuse counselor?
In order to become a substance abuse counselor, do i need a degree in anything or just certification? If I do need a degree, what should I get a psychology or sociology degree, or possibly something else?

Best answer:

Answer by Karlrein S
It wouldn’t be for the faint of heart. You’d have to talk to drug addicts and persuade them to stop using.
Many counselors are former addicts, so again, i ask WHY?

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