What is Addiction Counseling?
Also known as substance abuse counselors, addiction counselors are professionals who take pride in helping people with addiction problems. They assist people who are battling drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions. Addiction counselors are usually extremely compassionate professionals who truly want clients to enjoy their best lives without drugs, alcohol, or addictive behaviors.
Most addiction counselors perform the following duties: assessments, creating treatment plans, teaching clients coping skills, assisting clients with cultivating support networks, helping clients find a job, conducting group sessions, and offering resources to clients.
The best addiction counselors have excellent communication skills. Addiction counselors have a strong desire to listen to all of their clients’ problems so that they can offer incredible support. By doing so, these incredible professionals are able to build trust with their clients.