Introduction to Substance Abuse Counseling

Are you considering education and training to become a substance abuse counselor?

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What you'll learn throughout the lecture series can be used to help both yourself and others, and the ideas and processes presented throughout this video series may be immediately applicable.

In the United States, 17.6 million people suffer from alcohol abuse. 5 million emergency room visits are drug-related. With these numbers being so high, it's no wonder some people want to dedicate their careers to making a difference.

If you're wondering how you can become a drug and alcohol counselor, you came to the right place.

This NO-COST video Series examines the work life of a substance use disorder counselor and may show you why this career is right for you!

This is a non-credit online video series taught by passionate industry experts. College credit and/or certification are not available through this lecture series.

What Past Students Said

"Wow! What an amazing video about Bob and his journey to recovery and to help others. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies. Lately, Alcohol and Drug counseling has been on my heart. Now after seeing this video, I know that I need to do this training. This video impacted my decision. I cried after looking at the video. Tears of joy of course!! Bob has come a long ways. I was checking out other programs for my Masters Degree, but now I realize which specialization! Thanks Bob!"

- Demistra McC, Student

"I work for a substance abuse program now...I've worked with Bob Tyler but on the administrative side...I see people receiving treatment and knowing how good they feel...I wanna be part of knowing how I can change someone's life...I know it has to be so rewarding....

" Corrine V - Student

"Great video. Thank you. I'm even more jazzed about getting the training to be able to assist others in their recovery journey!"

- LeeAnn L, Student

"It took a long journey for me to get here but I see why I went through that journey and I'm going to be the greatest drug counselor ever!"

- Carmen Marie D, Student

Your Instructor

Bob Tyler
Bob Tyler

Author of Enough Already! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction, and producer of numerous educational DVDs shown in rehab centers nationwide.


Bob Tyler served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) for fourteen years. Bob serves on the Advisory Boards for Alcohol and Drug Studies Programs at InterCoast Colleges, Long Beach City College, Cal State Fullerton, LA Mission College, and LMU Extension where he is also a member of the faculty. He is also an accomplished speaker who regularly speaks at Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach City College, InterCoast Colleges, Cal State Fullerton, Training Institute for Addiction Counselors, LMU, and for professional organizations, such as: CAADAC, PALM (Problems of Addiction in Labor Management), and EAPA (Employee Assistance Programs Association).

Video Training Alcohol And Drug Counseling

Who Can Benefit From This Series

  • Those who think they may be addicted
  • Family and friends of an addict
  • Counselors who treat drug addiction
  • People who want to become counselors

Like many counselors and therapists, drug and alcohol abuse counselors work to make an impact and change people's lives.


This Series Includes:

  • More than 60 Minutes of on-demand video
  • Access Anytime
  • Quiz
  • It can be studied on your mobile, tablet, laptop


  • No special requirements or prior experience are needed, for you to benefit from the valuable information presented.
  • A willingness to learn and plenty of excitement about the awesome new skills you’re about to learn
  • Nothing else! It’s just you and your desire to get started today

Drug and Alcohol counselors can work in various places, such as non-profit organizations, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Opportunities are also available in schools, detention centers, and some social and community programs. A few more experienced counselors also decide to enter the private sector or open their own practices.

This is a NO COST Series by Bob Tyler. Click The Enroll Button Below Now.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the series start and finish?
The three-part series starts now and never ends! It is available to you on a completely self-paced online format- you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the materials?
How does lifetime access sound? After registering, you have unlimited access for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is there an App?
Only on your IOS devices. Take your online course with you and learn on the go with Teachable’s iOS app. Using the Teachable iOS app is completely free. Once you’re enrolled in the course, you get full access to the content by downloading the app.
Will I get credits?
This is a Non-credit lecture series. College credit and/or certification are not available through this lecture series.

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