Substance Abuse Counselor Resume

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Career Objective:

To work as a substance abuse counselor in a rehabilitation center and treat patients battling with drugs, alcohol, tobacco and other substance addiction.

Summary of Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of substance abuse disorders

  • Excellent communication, writing, interpersonal, oral and record keeping skills

  • Ability to conduct counseling in a group and individually

  • Compassionate and sympathy towards addicted

  • Ability to draw people out of tobacco, drug, alcohol, gambling and other substance addiction

  • Expert in convincing clients how their addiction affects their loved ones and stimulates their emotion

  • Ability to maintain clients’ treatment records in computer

  • Skilled in identifying drugs’ types

  • Knowledge of different types of treatment methods and therapeutic procedures

Work Experience:

Substance Abuse Counselor

ABC Care Services, Louisville, KY

2012 – present

  • Conduct interviews of patients

  • Administer regular drug tests and arrange for counseling sessions

  • Review clients’ records to assess treatment programs

  • Maintain records of treatment and progress, including changes applied for better results

  • Provide proper care to patients so that they recover fast

  • Coordinate with health professionals and staff members and evaluate patient progress

  • Dispense medications and monitor changes by conducting blood and urine test

  • Plan for aftercare programs for patients being discharged

Substance Abuse Counselor

Noble Care Clinic, Louisville, KY

2009 – 2012

  • Counseled clients with drug, alcohol, tobacco and gambling problems

  • Interviewed patients and got to the root cause of addiction

  • Admitted patients in the facility after preparing their file and planning treatment programs

  • Referred clients’ history and prepared therapy accordingly

  • Closely monitored progress in patients and made changes in therapy as required

  • Updated clients’ records in the computer system

  • Drafted several training and treatment plans evaluating the different stages of addiction

  • Educated clients on how to follow up for treatment after discharge


Master’s Degree in Psychology

Quick-Learn University, Louisville, KY


License & Certification:

Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, KY

Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC)


Available upon request.