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Substance Abuse Counselor Training in Delaware - DE

By Bonnie Walker, allied health world contributing writer

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When it comes to obtaining substance abuse counselor training in Delaware, the best course of action is to pursue a degree at an institute of higher education in a discipline related to medicine, human or social services or behavioral health.  Those who want to obtain licensure in Delaware, which will insure that they have access to the best positions and pay opportunities, should keep in mind that a licensed substance abuse counselor must hold a master’s degree.  In general, the more education and training a counselor has, the more professional opportunities will come his or her way.

To become a certified alcohol and drug counselor in Delaware, a candidate must complete 270 hours of education in fields deemed crucial to chemical dependency treatment, including clinical evaluate, treatment planning, counseling, and ethics.  Of these 270 hours, twenty may be obtained through distance education, either through the mail or online.  Courses of study must be approved by the Delaware Certification Board.  Approved educational programs for substance abuse counselors include coursework in counseling techniques, pharmacology, group counseling methods, ethical issues, the physiological effects of alcohol and drugs, initial client assessment, formulation of treatment plans, and the psychological and physical aspects of substance abuse addiction. 

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