Certification for Substance Abuse Counselors
For those social workers in the practice area of substance abuse or addictions, certification as an addictions counselor is available through the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals. Students who are completing a BSW, and who have an interest in substance abuse treatment should complete a field placement in a substance abuse treatment setting, and complete the Substance Abuse Minor or at least some addictions related courses.
Certification is available at several levels. Contact the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals for full details.