A 46-year-old member asked:
Can i be a substance abuse counselor if i myself have never abused substances?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 39 years experience
Absolutely: Absolutely. You don't have to use or abuse alcohol or drugs to be a substance abuse counselor. Your talent to understand and help people with addiction is what it counts.
5.9k viewsReviewed Jun 27, 2020
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: I agree with Dr. Nesr. A physician doesn't have to have suffered a broken leg to learn how to fix one. Take care.
65 viewsReviewed Jun 27, 2020
Last updated Jun 27, 2020
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