What Degree Should I Get to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor?

Question by MEME: What degree should I get to become a substance abuse counselor?
Should I get a masters degree in psychology and specialize in substance abuse counseling? Should I get a masters in counseling and specialize in substance abuse counseling? Or should should I get a masters in social work?

Best answer:

Answer by Winter
I think any of those are fine.. I’d go with either the psych or counseling with the specialization in substance abuse over social work. I think the main thing is to try and obtain a masters, most jobs require that in the psych/counseling field.

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