Substance Use Disorder Counseling Careers  

As an addiction and prevention professional, you’ll be engaged in meaningful work in a demanding field. The U.S. Department of Labor is predicting that careers in substance abuse counseling requiring bachelor’s degrees will increase by 23 percent between 2016 and 2026, and the need for related community and social service specialists will increase by 14 percent during that same time period. Demand for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors may also increase as states seek treatment and counseling services for drug offenders rather than jail time.

Through our program, which offers academic and practical lessons in substance abuse theory, prevention, and treatment, you will advance in a fulfilling career, helping those who suffer with addictions to manage their conditions. 

Program graduates work in outpatient and inpatient addiction centers, nursing and residential care facilities, individual and family service agencies, state and local government offices, and other state, local, and private hospitals and centers.