Looking to become an addiction counsellor? Improving the lives of people battling problems with drugs or alcohol can be immensely rewarding.
And the need for these professionals is higher than ever. CTV News reported that the number of opioid overdoses in Winnipeg was twice as high in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
Plus, the Manitoba government estimates there will be 300 new job openings for family, marriage, and other related counsellors throughout the province over the next few years.
But what does it take to become an addiction counsellor? How can you get started in this field?
The answers are in this post.
We provide a clear breakdown of the training and skills every addiction counsellor needs.
Here's what you need to know.