Substance Abuse & Addictions

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    Professional counselors and other interested individuals who work in the substance abuse/addictions field and advocate for the appropriate treatment for such client populations. These professionals possess the educational background, knowledge, skills, and competencies of the specialist in substance abuse/addictions counseling. Substance abuse and addiction counselors work in a wide variety of settings, such as mental health centers, prisons, and private practice to provide treatment and support to help the client recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.

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    Since 2008, ACA has produced podcasts aimed to help you save time and money as you strive to stay well-informed on professional issues. More

Counseling Today

Treating self-injury

  • Counseling Today
    Counseling Today's May cover story, "When the hurt is aimed inward," takes an intimate look at nonsuicidal self-injury. What functions does it serve for clients? What do clients need from you as the counselor? And how might the therapeutic relationship hold the key to change? More