What Exactly Do You Have to Study / Major in to Become a Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counselor?

Question by : What exactly do you have to study / major in to become a alcohol / counselor?
I am in my bachelor’s program in college majoring in psychology. is there specific classes that are needed to become a drug and alcohol abuse counselor?
I’m going to give my academic counselor a call, but I was just wondering if anyone knows.

Best answer:

Answer by Cari Miller
Depending on what level and aspect of treatment you wish to deal with the requirements differ. There is an associates you can get in addiction studies that allows you do do some cousneling. Minimal though. Generally to provide official counseling you would need a masters in counseling.

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