During outpatient treatment, a drug and alcohol counselor gives, scores, and records initial screening tests for drug addicts and alcoholics. A counselor records client history and creates treatment plans.
A counselor facilitates group and individual therapy and follow-up groups for addicts. The counselor prepares progress reports for courts, attorneys and probation department officers.
The main job is to help addicts understand why they became addicted to drugs and alcohol, help them discover what triggers their addiction and teach them new coping skills to replace it.
Average Length of Service
Dictated by insurance, county funding or self-pay
Frequency & Location of Contacts
As determined by the individual, family and counselor