Training in Substance Abuse

How to Start Training in Substance Abuse

You may have an interest in learning about and starting to train in substance abuse. What is the best path to do this? You could go on Amazon and buy a book on the topic, but how do you know it is relevant and accurate? If you want to start training in substance abuse, it begins with figuring out the best source of the information.


You need to begin by going to the addiction organization within your state. For the area of Marietta, GA, that is going to be the Georgia Addiction Counselors Organization. The next step is to figure out, what the requirements are. The organization, whether it is through the state of CARF, is going to have to provide credentials, going to have to certify the validity and the reputation of the group. Before you take any classes, be sure they will count towards credits for the certification.

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