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Today's topic is How do I become an Addiction Counselor and Should I? In most states you only need a high school diploma, addiction specific training and 3 years of paid full time work to become a Certified Addiction Professional. Some states even have lower tiers that you can earn first such as recovery support specialist and Certified Addiction Counselor. Addiction Counselors are in high demand and it is a profession that you can start earning money in quickly because the training takes less than 4 months. Join Doc Snipes as we discuss what the general requirements are, how to determine the requirements in your state and what working in addiction treatment is like (I did it for 20 years in settings from detox to residential to IOP and outpatient)

Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor. She received her PhD in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Florida in 2002. In addition to being a practicing clinician, she has provided training to counselors, social workers, nurses and case managers internationally since 2006 through

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