Resume Templates: Drug And Alcohol Counselor


Resume Templates: Drug And Alcohol Counselor

Carlos Neels 100 Broadway Lane
New Parkland, CA, 91010
Cell: (555) 987-1234



Untiring Drug and Alcohol Counselor compassionately treating patients with a wide range of drug and alcohol abuse problems in a supervised environment. Updated on advances in addiction diagnosis and treatment. Astute observer of human behavior with well-developed listening, comprehension and communication skills.


    • Sound understanding of drug and alcohol abuse disorders
    • Considerable experience conducting one
    • on
    • one and group sessions
    • Proficient in database management to enter and access patient information
    • Knowledge of traditional and alternative substance abuse treatments
    • Sympathetic attitude towards others
    • Ability to maintain trust of patients


Work Experience

February 2013 to Present New Hope Counseling Center—New Cityland, CA Drug and Alcohol Counselor
• Perform initial treatment evaluations.
• Schedule required blood tests for program participants.
• Update and review patient records, including notes on individual and group sessions.
• Dispense medications in a supervised setting while confirming that patients take their medications as directed.
• Make plans for aftercare programs once patients are discharged from the center’s inpatient treatment program.
• Coordinate with other members of the treatment staff to evaluate patient progress and make recommendations for treatment plans. October 2008 to February 2013 New Cityland Hospital Outpatient Client—New Cityland, CA Drug and Alcohol Counselor
• Conducted initial patient interviews.
• Held individual and group counseling sessions.
• Invited family members to be a part of some of the therapy sessions in an attempt to show patients how their addictions were affecting their loved ones.
• Recommended patients for transference to inpatient treatment programs when outpatient treatments failed to be effectual.
• Closely monitored patient progress and made necessary changes treatments and therapies.
• Responded to questions from patients and family members.



2008 University of California, New Cityland, CA Master of Science, Psychology 2005 University of California, New Cityland, CA Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Sciences


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