Careers in Addictions
Why Should I Choose a Career in Addictions?
Addiction impacts every sector of society. Families, jobs and lives are destroyed every day by substance use disorders. In 2007, an estimated 22.3 million persons aged 12 or older were classified with substance dependence or abuse. However, only 1.6 percent of these people received some kind of treatment for a problem related to the use of alcohol or illicit drugs.2
Those intending to enter the addictions field need to be properly prepared. It is important to obtain the necessary education and training in order to provide the most effective, quality care. Also, each state has their own certification and/or licensing requirements for practice. Students and those furthering their career need to be aware of their state's laws and guidelines.
A career in the addictions treatment and recovery services field is promising!
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