Practice Makes Perfect
Becoming a certified substance abuse counselor isn’t just a matter of acing exams and looking good on paper. Your future job will put you on the frontlines of client care. Your actions, reactions, and education will greatly impact the quality of care you are capable of providing, and that quality will directly influence patient outcomes.
How do you become the most proficient counselor possible? Practice. It really does make perfect, and it all starts with an internship.
Substance Abuse Counselor Internships
Internships are just one of the programs we offer to propel your career forward. Since 2011, we’ve successfully assisted hundreds of people in recovery and attaining clean standing with the law after a drug or alcohol charge. And do you know what’s stood out to us? There is a growing need for qualified professionals to provide substance abuse services in our local communities, but getting into the field is tough due to a lack of credentialed internship and supervision programs.
Absolute Advocacy’s Credentials
Let’s be blunt; you don’t want an internship from a subpar source. The state of North Carolina requires the completion of internship hours before a person can qualify as a certified substance abuse counselor. Knocking off those hours isn’t about knocking them off; it’s about learning the skills you will need to succeed from an approved service provider.
Absolute Advocacy’s team includes Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists (LCAS) and Clinical Supervisors (CS). We are approved to provide internship and clinical supervision by the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board (NCSAPPB) — the credentialing body of addictions counselors in North Carolina.
In addition, we are heavily focused on populating the addictions field with professionals both wanting and able to make a positive impact. We take our years of firsthand experience and use it to prep interns for a fruitful career focused on client treatments and outcomes.
Are We The Best Fit For You?
Great question! The best internships take place in environments rich with knowledge, passion, and professionalism. If you can…
- Show initiative;
- Remain dependable;
- Show genuine concern for others;
- And want to be a long term provider…
…Absolute Advocacy is the best fit for your state-required internship. We are more than an NCSAAPB approved supervisor; we are a community and support group for serious, dedicated substance abuse professionals. We help you succeed both now and in the future.
Let us help you attain your certification! Contact us today for in-depth information about our internship program and how to get started.