Alcohol & Drug Counseling: Occupational Objectives

The trend is toward more. More qualified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, that is, as scores of suffering individuals require the immediate assistance of a knowledgeable and skilled professional. If you have a desire to make the world a better place through others, and have the patience to work with challenging populations, you may want to take a closer look at Alcohol and Drug Counselor Education and Training.

The professionals currently working in the field of Alcohol and Drug Counseling are dependable, have positive attitudes, and engage in professional networking and consultation. They are keenly aware of and sensitive to others’ feelings and needs, while remaining unbiased and focused on their clients’ goals. They are also cooperative in a number of potentially difficult situations, and with distraught individuals, yet maintain composure and professionalism.

InterCoast offers the Alcohol & Drug Counseling Studies program classes you need to secure employment in entry-level positions. Graduates of InterCoast’s alcohol and drug abuse counseling classes will be fully qualified to represent the Alcohol and Drug Counselor community, and able to offer services under the possible titles of:

Graduates will be fully qualified to assist in entry-level positions in:

  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor Technician
  • Case Manager
  • Recovery Coach
  • Residential Advisor/Assistant
  • Human Services Program Specialist
  • Outreach Specialist
  • Addictions Counselor Assistant
  • Prevention Specialist


When can I expect to finish my Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies Education and Training?
InterCoast has been helping career-focused individuals in nationally-recognized and accredited programs to achieve their educational goals in the shortest time possible. In just 50 weeks / 905 hours, you can complete your education and be awarded your Alcohol and Drug Counseling diploma.


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InterCoast Colleges, a private institution, was granted institutional approval to operate by the BPPE, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education pursuant to California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8.. The Bureau’s approval means that the institution and its operation comply with the minimum standards established under the law for occupational instruction by private Postsecondary educational institutions and does not imply endorsement or recommendation.

The central mission of InterCoast Colleges is to provide associates degrees and certificate programs for careers in allied health, business, and skilled trade industries and prepare students to meet employer expectations for entry level employment. InterCoast strives to support a culturally diverse learning environment for its students.


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