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Course SummaryBrush up on addiction affects, counselor responsibilities and more with this Guide to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor. This course offers a quick review of information designed to familiarize yourself with this career or to help you prepare for exams.
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In this course, you'll learn the answers to questions including:
- What are the most common illegal drugs and what are they called?
- How are substance use, abuse and dependence different from one another?
- How do people become addicted to various substances?
- What are the long-term effects of alcohol abuse?
- How do prescription drugs come to be abused?
- How does substance use affect health and chronic conditions?
- What are the current trends in tobacco use in the United States?
- What are the personal qualities a counselor should possess?
- What are the stages of counseling and what can be expected in each?
- How do you counsel special populations?
- In what ways are ethics and legal issues important in counseling?
- How can I become a certified addiction counselor?
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