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The road to recovery for those who suffer from an addiction requires trained professional addictions counsellors who are empathetic, open-minded and have an understanding of how substance abuse affects human behavior.

What are the duties of an Addictions Worker?

  • Work with clients who are addicted to alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex or who have eating disorders
  • Assess how severe a client’s dependence is and their and their readiness/willingness to change
  • Develop treatment plans
  • Provide information about available services and programs and make the appropriate referrals
  • Conduct therapy group and information sessions
  • Provide counselling to family members through all stages of recovery
  • Review, evaluate and document client progress
  • Provide aftercare and follow up as necessary
  • Develop prevention and public education programs
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