Why Become a Drug & Alcohol Counselor?
Becoming a Drug & Alcohol Counselor offers compelling reasons to consider it as a career. You can make a profound difference in the lives of individuals battling addiction by providing guidance, support, and therapeutic interventions. Helping clients overcome substance abuse, rebuild their lives, and achieve lasting recovery is incredibly fulfilling. The demand for Substance Abuse Counselors is high, especially in California. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is projected to grow 31% from 2012 to 2022, surpassing the average for all occupations. This profession promotes mental health, creates a positive impact, and offers stability, competitive salaries, and advancement opportunities. Joining as a counselor means being part of a critical healthcare sector, fostering personal growth, and transforming lives. Consider this career to make a meaningful difference while enjoying a rewarding and fulfilling path in California.
A Vocational School You can Afford and Trust since 1989
645 clock hours/
29.88 Credit Hours
$7,395 includes Registration, Books/
Equipment, & Tuition
Contact us today to learn more about our program and how it can help you reach your career goals
What our successful
Substance Abuse Counseling graduates say
- Understanding Abnormal Psychology
- Physiology & Pharmacology Skills in SUD
- SUD Law & Ethics
- Case Management
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Personal & Professional Growth Techniques
Our training helps students be a vital asset to any healthcare or medical facility. The Drug and Alcohol Counseling program at HealthStaff Training Institute prepares our graduates for a position in any inpatient or outpatient facility that treats addictions.
Drug & Alcohol Counselor Job Duties
- Managing all aspects of a case from date of entry to date of discharge.
- Maintaining the confidentiality of their client's information
- Evaluating patients' physical and mental behaviors.
- Plan a course of treatment for a client’s behavioral problems.
- Facilitating individual and group therapy sessions.
- Monitoring patients over time to access treatment progress.
- Collaborating with psychiatrists, doctors, nurses, social workers, and departments of correction.
- Identifying behaviors that interfere with treatment and recovery.
- Assisting primary caregivers to manage addiction-related behavior.
- Must be able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, and must be able to develop trustful relationships with their clients
Approved & Recognized: Meeting the highest industry standards
HealthStaff Training Institute’s Drug & Alcohol Counseling program is approved and recognized by CCAPP ( California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals) and CADTP (California Substance Use Disorder Counselor Certification Agency) for meeting Industry Standards. The successful completion of our program opens the door to CADC-I and SUDCC Certifications.
|Health Staff Training Insitute||Other Schools|
|Become Graduate in||24 weeks||30-31 weeks|
|Tuition Cost||$7,395||upto $18,000|
|Books & Supplies||included||upto $750|
|Scholarship||Instant Inhouse||Pell Grant (time consuming)|
|Interest Rate on Payment Plan||0% (In-house 12 months)||1.13% APR to 11.23% APR|
|Schedule||Lot of options and flexibility||Fixed schedule|
|Class Size||Small with full attention||Large class size|
|Job Placement assistance||Dedicated Career Services team||not available|
HealthStaff Training Institute offers both in-class and online options for the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course, providing flexibility for students.
The Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course at HealthStaff Training Institute is approved by the CCAPP and CADTP.
Yes, applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent to enroll in the the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course.
Yes, HealthStaff Training Institute offers a special discount for students who are RADTs and currently working in the field. Please contact the institute for more information.
Yes, upon successful completion of the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a drug and alcohol counselor.
Yes, HealthStaff Training Institute offers job placement assistance to students upon successful completion of the course. We have a dedicated Career Services Department to help with resume preparation, interview skills, and job placement assistance.
HealthStaff Training Institute provides information about potential financial aid options, such as scholarships, WIOA grants, and payment plans. Please contact the institute for more details.
Yes, HealthStaff Training Institute offers the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course entirely online, allowing students to complete the program remotely.
Yes, upon successful completion of the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course, you will receive a certificate from HealthStaff Training Institute, recognizing your achievement.
Yes, you can schedule a campus visit to HealthStaff Training Institute to speak with an advisor, tour the facilities, and learn more about the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course.
HealthStaff Training Institute provides opportunities for additional practice and support if needed. Please discuss your specific requirements with the course instructors.
Yes, the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course includes fieldwork or externship requirements where students gain practical experience in a drug and alcohol counseling setting.
HealthStaff Training Institute will provide information about any specific software or technical requirements for online students to ensure smooth participation in the course.
Yes, upon completion of the Drug & Alcohol Counseling Course, you may be eligible to apply for certification through CCAPP & CADTP in California. Please check with the admissions for more information on this.