Addictions Counselors are trained to rehabilitate people suffering from addition from controlled drugs and unhealthy habits like smoking, alcoholism and coffee drinking. With an understanding that there could be psychological or physical roots to the problem, the addiction counselor helps addicts regain control of their lives. They work with government agencies and rehabilitation centers to prevent, intervene and control addiction. This includes recommending their clients to go into an intensive rehab program such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
Addiction Counselor Resume Format
Donald G. Taylor
Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 493-6587
Seeking a position as an addiction counselor in a state or federal health center, hospital or rehabilitation center
Summary of Qualification
- 6 years of experience dealing with addicts as an addiction counselor for a local community health center.
- Excellent social and interpersonal skills in dealing with patients of all persuasions.
Career Experience/Job History
2004 – Present: Addiction Counselor. St. Ignatius Loyola Addiction Control Center, CA
- Plan treatment using proven medication that suits client history
- Make referrals to other social work agencies if necessary
- Monitor and document client progress, prescribing stronger or lesser therapeutic intensities as the case may be
- Work with organizations, institutions and communities to develop and implement programs
- Analyze client history, developing strategies to deal with the addiction, as well as identifying and addressing underlying issues.
- Meet with family members of the patients as well as social workers, correctional facility or previous counselors, to determine the best therapies
Received commendations from the clinic for high batting average in addiction cures initiated
2001 – 2004: BS in Psychology, Michigan State University
Professional and Character References
Can be furnished upon request