In order to become a certified addiction counselor, you have to meet certain education and experience requirements. These vary by state, but there are many common requirements. Most states require a minimum of a high school diploma, but some require you to obtain an associate's or bachelor's degree.How do I become a certified addiction counselor?
To become a certified addiction counselor, you will need to earn a bachelor’ degree and a master’s degree in addiction counseling or a related field, and obtain a license and/or certified in the field.What does a certified Addiction Counselor do?
The primary goals of a certified addiction counselor is to help addicts work through their issues so they can attain and maintain a drug-free existence. Certified addiction counselors work in a: group home, hospital, treatment facility, clinic, private doctor’s office, prison, and half-way house.