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 other people, and the ideas and processes that are 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 career to make 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 looks at the work-life of a substance use disorder counselor, and may show you why this may be the career 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.

"Substance use disorder counseling changed my life forever. Becoming a drug and alcohol counselor is an extremely rewarding career. You will be helping many patients overcome their addiction and make a difference in their life. We know you’ve put a lot of time into your research, this “no cost” class will help you turn your interest into a reality."

- Bob Tyler, Author of Enough Already! A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction,

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 on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Quiz
  • Can be studied on your mobile, tablet, laptop


  • There are no special requirements or prior experience needed, in order 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 a different number of places such as non-profit organizations, hospitals and rehabilitation centers. There are also opportunities 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 practice.

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

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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).

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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