Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

A student who wishes to become a substance abuse counselor can typically skip a traditional 4-year degree and seek to obtain a 2-year degree and certification instead. In addition to the certification, the requirements to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) include 1,000 hours of supervised clinical experience in the field. The LCDC exam takes about 3 hours and contains 150 questions.

As a substance abuse counselor, the individual will meet with clients to evaluate and understand their unique chemical abuse problems. After, goals and milestones can be created. Group therapy could also be involved.

Some colleges offer a 4-year degree in Addiction Counseling and Prevention. One can also obtain a Master's degree or Doctorate and advance their career even more. Substance abuse counseling is a very important and rewarding career that can truly turn someone’s life around.

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Matching Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Colleges

Grand Canyon University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $16,365 average out-state tuition; $16,365 average in-state tuition

Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Four or more years; Private not for profit

Alvernia University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $32,840 average out-state tuition; $32,840 average in-state tuition

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry

Four or more years; Public; $8,700 average out-state tuition; $3,480 average in-state tuition

Metropolitan State University

Four or more years; Public; $13,927 average out-state tuition; $6,826 average in-state tuition

Drexel University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $49,632 average out-state tuition; $49,632 average in-state tuition

Ohio Christian University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $10,680 average out-state tuition; $10,680 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling Majors

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Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Up to $30,000 Varies See Details
 

Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Up to $30,000

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Brave of Heart Scholarship

New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation

Up to $50,000 October 05, 2022 See Details
 

Brave of Heart Scholarship

New York Life Foundation and Cigna Foundation

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Up to $50,000

deadline

October 05, 2022
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Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

Up to $10,000 August 16, 2022 See Details
 

Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

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Up to $10,000

deadline

August 16, 2022
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Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship

Procter & Gamble

Up to $10,000 August 16, 2022 See Details
 

Tampax Flow It Forward Scholarship

Procter & Gamble

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Up to $10,000

deadline

August 16, 2022
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Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

$6,000 Varies See Details
 

Excellence in Allied Health Scholarship - NMC

Nebraska Methodist College

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$6,000

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Wilma Davis Memorial STEM Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

$5,000 August 15, 2022 See Details
 

Wilma Davis Memorial STEM Scholarship

UNCF, Inc

award

$5,000

deadline

August 15, 2022
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Military Spouse Scholarship

Western Governors University

Up to $4,000 Varies See Details
 

Military Spouse Scholarship

Western Governors University

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Up to $4,000

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American Indian Medical Scholarship Award

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA)

$3,000 December 01, 2022 See Details
 

American Indian Medical Scholarship Award

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA)

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$3,000

deadline

December 01, 2022
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Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

$2,500 Varies See Details
 

Memorial Foundation Scholarship - SWIC

Southwestern Illinois College

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$2,500

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Auber Westphal Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

Up to $2,250 Varies See Details
 

Auber Westphal Scholarship

Union College, Nebraska

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Up to $2,250

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