Addiction intervention counsellors work with people suffering from addiction, focusing primarily on substance abuse. They develop and implement strategies to help break the addictive cycle.

If you are a caring and committed person who wants to support families and individuals who are impacted by addictions, CTS Canadian Career College in Barrie offers a comprehensive  45 week training program, which includes a 300-hour inclusive work placement experience. The program is approved through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation.

Career Paths in Addiction Intervention Counselling

Addiction Intervention Counselling is part of the Social Services and Healthcare sectors.  Professionals following this career path assume a variety of job titles, including:

  • Addiction Counselor
  • Addiction Specialist
  • Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Drug or Alcohol Abuse Human Relations Counselor
  • Group Home Counselor
  • Outreach Worker
  • Prevention Specialist

Trained addiction intervention counsellors in Barrie find employment in a variety of different environments. These include:

  • Correctional facilities
  • Group Homes
  • Youth and adult counselling facilities
  • Emergency Shelters
  • Young offender facilities
  • Mental health centres

Employment Outlook for Addiction Intervention Counselling

The field of addiction intervention counselling is becoming increasingly more recognized and well funded. As  investment in this field of healthcare grows, so does the demand for trained addiction intervention counsellors who are dedicated to helping others break free from debilitating patterns of dependency.

The average annual salary of an addiction intervention counsellor in Barrie and across Canada is $49,000 annually.

Courses offered in Barrie for Addiction Intervention Counselling

CTS offers a 45 week program which includes a 300 hour  work placement experience at an applicable facility. The program coordinator for the Barrie campus is Stefani Hayes (SH. BSoc, SSw, CEIS)

Courses Include:

Educational Success Basic Psychology
Case Record Management Case Management and Assessment
Group Counselling Techniques Human Services Resources
Introduction to Substance Use and Abuse Pharmacology
Preventive Health Promotion Relapse Prevention and Intervention
Secondary Traumatic Stress Dynamics of Family Counselling
After Care and Life Skills Job Search
The Helping Relationship Interviewing Practices
Communication Strategies Introduction to PCs & Word Processing
Working with Youth Crisis Intervention 300-hour inclusive placement