The certified substance abuse counselor employs the “Twelve Core Functions”, including screening, intake, orientation, assessment, treatment planning, counseling, case management, crisis intervention, client education, report and record keeping, consultation with other professionals in regard to client treatment and services, and referral to treat addictive disorder or disease and help prevent relapse. Substance abuse counselors help addicts with both crisis- and long-term management issues that range from finding immediate medical help to preventing a return to addiction on an ongoing basis. Counselors help their clients find housing, employment, medical help, and peer support through groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and assist their clients in navigating public aid systems. An addiction counselor is also available to his or her client for moral support, as the transformative changes and challenges take place in their recovery process.
Benefits to you
You will employ a professional certified substance abuse counselor who has dedicated his life to helping you, your family member or significant other to start the process of recovery from addiction by helping you addict to develop and utilizing coping skills to prevent relapse and maintain sobriety.
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