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Online Substance Abuse Assistant Program

Substance Abuse Assistant School
Substance Abuse Assistant School

U.S. Career Institute’s Online Substance Abuse School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on Your phone.

As substance abuse continues to grow, so does the need for Substance Abuse Assistants who assist substance abuse counselors with day-to-day activities related to counseling. A career in substance abuse counsel assisting offers a wide range of opportunities to work in outpatient and inpatient treatment centers, family services, hospitals and correctional facilities. You’ll learn tools and strategies for success that include a solid foundation of research, theory and history. Substance Abuse Assistants have many job duties including managing and scheduling appointments, updating patient data, interviewing new patients, helping to develop support group activities and more.

  • Substance Abuse Assistant jobs are projected to increase 9% by 2032** according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • Substance Abuse Assistants earn good wages – up to $41,410 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.






U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$69 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Online Substance Abuse Assistant school training that fits your life

What You'll Learn During Your Online Program

U.S. Career Institute’s Substance Abuse Assistant course will teach you everything you need to know to start this exciting new career. Students get a solid foundation toward modern human services and substance abuse concepts, along with added insight to the importance of teamwork. Your online training will prepare you with psychology concepts and workplace psychology, models of addiction, treatment models and the legal and ethical issues regarding substance abuse counseling. Upon completion of the course, students will be trained to explain basic psychology concepts and how they apply to the workplace, discuss the models of addiction, identify common personality traits and psychological disorders and describe the effects of addiction on the family.

Our online program covers many topics including:

  • Introduction to Psychology and Basic Psychology Concepts
  • Personality Traits and Psychological Disorders
  • History and Etiological Models of Addiction
  • Substance Addictions and Process Addictions
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
  • Psychotherapeutic Approaches and Motivational Interviewing
  • Group Counseling and Substance Addiction Prevention Programs

For the full course outline, goals and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page. Course Outline


Jill Bear Instructor

Substance Abuse Assistant Program Instructor/Course Expert

Jill Bear, MSW

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Substance Abuse Assistant instructor Jill Bear earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Colorado State University and began her career in a Skilled Nursing Facility working with the elderly and mental health clients. Her work experience includes Child Protection Services and case management, working with at-risk youth transitioning into independent living and the Chafee program and volunteering for several years with Hospice Palliative Care. Jill currently works for U.S. Career Institute as the Dean of Faculty.

Career Outlook & Course That
Fits Your Life

Earnings

$41,410*

Number of Jobs

415,100*

Job Growth by 2032

9%**

If you’ve been looking for online career training that fits your life and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg – we’ve got you covered! U.S. Career Institute’s online Substance Abuse Assistant training was created with the home learner in mind. In as little as four months our Substance Abuse Assistant program will teach you everything you need to know to start working, no previous experience needed. And our self-paced online training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online Substance Abuse Assistant certificate course, there are no in-person classes to attend and no schedules to keep. U.S. Career Institute’s online Substance Abuse Assistant training course is designed to give students a solid foundation in human services and substance abuse concepts while preparing graduates for entry-level employment assisting substance abuse counselors in the therapeutic setting.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Online Substance Abuse Assistant school training Outcomes


USCI Student Testimonial Quote

With the online, self-paced schedule and assignments I have been able to work full time and still keep my free time available. It's a great option for those who have other commitments.

Ally K.


Online Substance Abuse Assistant school training tuition and financing

Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Substance Abuse Assistant program is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

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Substance Abuse Assistant FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Substance Abuse Assistant?
A. Typically a High School diploma or equivalent is required, formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful when seeking employment in this field. Courses typically cover topics like basic psychology concepts, models of addiction, addiction pharmacotherapy, substance addiction prevention programs, psychotherapeutic approaches and group counseling for treatment of addictions.
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Q. What does a Substance Abuse Assistant do?
A. Substance Abuse Assistants help substance counselors with daily tasks in the therapeutic setting. Such as managing and scheduling appointments, updating patient data, interviewing new patients, helping to develop support group activities and more.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Substance Abuse Assistant?
A. Though some states may require education and licensing, it is not generally required to work as an entry-level assistant. Certification is not available with this program.
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Q. What is the salary for a Substance Abuse Assistant?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Substance Abuse Assistants have a median salary of $41,410 per year*. Job growth is projected to increase much faster than average in the next several years.
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Q. How much does this Substance Abuse Assistant Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $979 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Substance Abuse Assistant Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Substance Abuse Assistant?
A. Demand for skilled Substance Abuse Assistants can be found in outpatient and inpatient treatment centers, family services, hospitals and correctional facilities.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Substance Abuse Assistant program?
A. Skills covered in the Substance Abuse Assistant program include basic psychology concepts, personality traits and psychological disorders, substance and process addiction, assessment and diagnosis, maintenance and relapse prevention and much more.
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet at Social and Human Service Assistants (visited April 25, 2024). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Social and Human Service Assistants Job Outlook (visited April 25, 2024).