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OfflineGillette
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Addiction Counseller
    #4685528 - 09/20/05 11:03 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Would this be a good job? or would it suck? I was thinking about this last night, being a part of this community, well I know alot of drug addicts, and I thought it would be a way of sort of giving back....


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: Gillette]
    #4685557 - 09/20/05 11:21 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I would get fed up with constantly debunking myths to people who won't listen. But, for whoever listened... would make it all worth while.

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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: Gillette]
    #4685559 - 09/20/05 11:21 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I think a neighbor a few blocks away is an addiction counsellor for the military. It can be a rewarding but stressful job. Read up on it, see if it sounds like something for you.


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: Gillette]
    #4685591 - 09/20/05 11:44 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

well you would certainly take their minds off their problems


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: Gillette]
    #4685604 - 09/20/05 11:49 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have a couple of freinds that are addiction councellors, in addition to dating one for a while. I would say that if you have the personality that is willing to help others while putting up with alot of abuse (verbal and physical) then addictions counsellor is right up your alley. I know that I couldn't do it...but those friends of mine that are in the field appear to be quite content with their job. (btw...they are all women)


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: goobler]
    #4685617 - 09/20/05 11:55 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

haha thanks goobs, well I was thinking about doing it in the school system. I'm already going to teachers college. So while I teach I sorta want to upgrade that degree and find other ways to help, ya know?


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: Gillette]
    #4686210 - 09/20/05 03:43 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I think it's great that you want to give back and help others, but be prepared for huge disappointments...  But somebody's gotta do it, eh?

I've known a few addictions counselors who were addicts themselves and also in a way lived for the abuse from their clients.  Really a very psychologically dependent situation.

Good luck :smile:  You have to know your boundaries for sure and how much stress you are capable of handling.


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: WoodsCall]
    #4686333 - 09/20/05 04:18 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

it's low pay & high stress, not the best combination...


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: qhr0me]
    #4686339 - 09/20/05 04:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i wouldnt... addicts are fuckin wierdos... i know cuz i went to rehab where there were a bunch of them...


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: Gillette]
    #4686379 - 09/20/05 04:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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Gillette said:
haha thanks goobs, well I was thinking about doing it in the school system. I'm already going to teachers college. So while I teach I sorta want to upgrade that degree and find other ways to help, ya know?




i plan on doing this put on a volunteer type deal. I went threw some ruff times in high school and this one lady really helped me out. i am a better person for it and would like to pass on what she did for me to other people.


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Re: Addiction Counseller [Re: Gillette]
    #4686422 - 09/20/05 04:47 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

i cant stand addicts....i could never have a job like that. i hate addict excuses and how addicts think the whole world revovles around them and their addiction. if you have the patience to do this then more power to u.


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