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There are a variety of evidence-based approaches to treating addiction. Drug treatment can include behavioral therapy (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or contingency management), medications, or their combination.What is a substance abuse counselor?
Substance abuse counselors advise people dealing with alcoholism or other types of addictions, such as to intoxicants or painkillers. Counselors evaluate clients' mental and physical health, addictive behaviors and openness to treatment, one of eight basic duties identified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).