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What area of study should you go into to become a substance abuse counselor?

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Heather’s Answer

Great question!


To become a substance abuse counselor, you have to get your bachelors degree in a field somewhat related -- psychology, human services or counseling. This will take you approximately 4 years. If your college has classes related to substance abuse, take them while pursuing your degree. Afterwards, you will need to get your Masters in Substance Abuse then get your license for your state.


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Tyzhanae’s Answer

The minimum educational requirement to become a substance abuse counselor is a high school diploma. Most states require that a substance abuse counselors possess a minimum of a bachelors degree and supervised experience, under a licensed counselor, working with individuals who are addicted to drugs and or alcohol.

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