Addiction Counselor Resume

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Career Objective:

I want to work as an addiction counselor for “Mary Healthcare” and help people fight the menace of addictions and lead a peaceful and dignified life by offering them personalized counseling combined with right therapies.

Summary of Skills:

  • Experienced in offering personalized counseling services
  • Ability to provide counseling to patients individually and in group
  • Skilled in assessing the condition of patients and finding out the root cause of addiction
  • Ability to handle drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, and gambling cases
  • Deep knowledge of psychosocial theories and psychosocial functioning
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled in providing addiction treatment and follow-up services

Work Experience:

Addiction Counselor
Bright Care Solutions, Keyesport, IL
October 2012 – Present

  • Assisting patients in finding the right type of treatment for their problems
  • Taking history of patients and preparing progress reports
  • Handling paperwork necessary for maintaining records and referring therapies
  • Providing counseling services to patients with drugs, alcohol, and substance abuse
  • Planning drug and alcohol treatment separately for individuals after learning how deeply they are addicted
  • Working with other healthcare professionals and solving patients’ problems
  • Encouraging and motivating patients to change their behavior and lead a normal life

Addiction Counselor
MedRight Services, Keyesport, IL
July 2010 – September 2012

  • Monitored and delivered high quality services to patients addicted with drugs, alcohols, etc.
  • Analyzed social, economic, and professional status of patients and planned treatment accordingly
  • Provided counseling services to teenagers, youngsters, adults, and senior people
  • Conducted sessions with patients’ family members and friends and understood the severity of cases
  • Reviewed progress of patients and referred them to psychiatrist and other doctors
  • Provided psychosocial services and other help to patients
  • Documented history of counseling services and treatment provided to patients

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science
    Flamingo College, Keyesport, IL
    2009

Reference:

On request.