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Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Momen El Nesr
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