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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


Assess and treat people who struggle with addiction to substances such as alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers treat people who have problems with addiction. They work with people who are addicted to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. They may provide therapy and education. They may also offer crisis intervention.

Wages $31.00 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training Graduate degree (any type) is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Counseling and Mental Health Services
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