Substance abuse masters programs are increasingly popular amongst students and might be the course for you if you want to be a counselor in this field. This page helps you to find out more about the programs, provides links to suitable schools, outlines the prospects, and more ...
Basically, substance abuse (or behavioral disorder) counselors help people to tackle their dependencies, addictions and other problems with alcohol, drugs, gambling, substance abuse and eating disorders. They help individuals to identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction. This can be done on an individual basis, but it is frequently done in a group setting. Counselors also conduct programs aimed at preventing addictions. They frequently work evenings to counsel clients who work during the day.
A masters degree in substance abuse will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for interventions and counseling with clients requiring assistance to overcome drug abuse, eating disorders, etc. You might also like to check out the page on substance abuse online programs.
Here are a few selected schools that offer masters in substance abuse and closely related programs:
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The American Psychological Association says that psychology is the third fastest-growing field in America requiring a college degree. In the US, after 5 years of experience a substance abuse counselor earns on average over $34,000 (PayScales.com).
Browse the schools below to find a suitable school and program. Request information from several schools and compare the admission requirements and course content before you choose a program.
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