Substance Abuse Counseling

Are you a good listener who wants to help people in crisis? Are you motivated to understand and help change addictive behavior? Consider the related programs of Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work, both offered with a variety of degree and certificate options at Dallas College.

Are you interested in a career in substance abuse counseling?


Careers in social services are challenging but incredibly rewarding. Our dual program emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work ensures that you’ll learn both the theory and the practical skills necessary for your future career.

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“My advice to students thinking of entering social work or substance abuse counseling is to go ahead and set your goals high — but then concentrate on completing each level where you are. If you take baby steps, then you can accomplish your goals.” Read Verna's story.
Verna Jones
Verna L. Jones, M.S.W.
Executive Director, Under 1 Roof