Substance Counseling is in High Demand Across the United States
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health put out the results of a survey they did back in the year 2017, and it is alarming. The NSDUH found that nearly 20 million Americans over the age of 12 had a substance abuse disorder. Substance counseling is in high demand, higher than it has ever been before. The George Addiction Counselors Organization has certification and recertification requirements and once you meet those, you can begin to fill this demand.
The certification levels will vary from a counselor in training up to certified clinical supervisor. You can continue to take classes when you have time through accredited groups like the ACTS Consulting, Inc. organization. The courses are flexible and will help you get into the industry, to fill the demand, and help the nearly 20 million people who need it.