What Career Options Are Available In Addiction Counseling?

What Career Options Are Available In Addiction Counseling?
On January 14, 2020

What Career Options Are Available In Addiction Counseling?

Ms. Bell stated that someone who had the background that this program will provide and was certified would be very desirable to hire.   
Deborah Bell    
Operations Manager
Empowered for Excellence

Ms. Jancsin is looking to hire our graduates that have completed this program and passed the exam for CDCA.
Jennifer Jancsin
Chief Clinical Officer
Zepf Center

Addiction Counseling is a broad field with many different career paths. Some of these career options include becoming a Mental Health Technician for an Addiction Center or serving as a Substance Abuse Counselor in a hospital environment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they estimate a 23% increase in these positions between 2018 and 2028 in Ohio.1 Addiction counselors are in demand across the country at treatment clinics, detox centers, hospitals, sober residences, schools and correctional facilities and with each passing year, the need continues to grow.

This growing need is especially true in the Ohio area. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “In 2017, Ohio had the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the United States. There were 4,293 reported deaths—a rate of 39.2 deaths per 100,000 persons, compared to the average national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons.”2

Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment.   Stautzenberger College’s Addiction  Counseling program could help train you to work with individuals seeking help to overcome their obstacles. 3

Come in today to learn more about our Addiction Counseling nine-month program.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors,
on the Internet at https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1011.00 (visited January 9, 2020).
2Ohio Opioid Summary.  (2019 March).  Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/opioid-summaries-by-state/ohio-opioid-summary.
3Addiction Center (January 2020) https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-statistics/