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I am 49 y/o substance abuse counselor. I want a different life full of real fun?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Move, go to school
Being a substance abuse counselor is a highly stressful, thankless, but highly needed occupation.
You are no doubt burned out. Try night school classes, take a lengthy vacation and consider moving to a new location. Your effectiveness as a counselor is bound to suffer if you are unhappy. But many options exist if you take a stab at them.

In brief: Move, go to school
Being a substance abuse counselor is a highly stressful, thankless, but highly needed occupation.
You are no doubt burned out. Try night school classes, take a lengthy vacation and consider moving to a new location. Your effectiveness as a counselor is bound to suffer if you are unhappy. But many options exist if you take a stab at them.
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