Substance Abuse Masters

various abusive drugsWhat is substance abuse counseling? We use alcohol, drugs and other substances for a variety of legitimate or social reasons. But when that use becomes an over-use or addictive disorder, then it is classified as “substance abuse”. Substance abuse counselors (also called behavioral disorder counselors) help people who have problems with alcohol, drugs, substance abuse and eating disorders.

With the national and international rate of substance abuse continuously rising. The need for people who understand the special needs of individuals who are caught in an abusive cycle is constantly growing. While the number of counselors in this specialized field continues to grow, the specific needs of people who are drug, alcohol or other substance dependent has created a requirement for more alcohol and substance abuse counselors who have studied the problem at an advanced level and gained a substance abuse masters.

This page has information on what it mean to be a substance abuse counselor, where to find suitable programs, and more …

List of substance abuse masters schools and programs

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