Sample Substance Abuse Counselor Resume

Notice how the job seeker in this sample substance abuse counselor resume opens with a clear objective of what he wants. He then lists only those previous work experiences that pertain to this particular job. All substance abuse counselor resumes should include this vital information.

Donald Job-Seeker
1074 Baker Street
Any Town, USA 99999
Home: (888) 888-8888
Cell: (888) 888-7777


Position as a Substance Abuse Counselor


Trained and licensed counselor; compassionate; knowledgeable, ready for new placement


Substance Abuse Counselor, 2000 to present:

Big City Counseling Service, Inc., Big City, USA.

Helped people who have substance abuse problems with alcohol, drugs, and food, to identify behaviors and problems related to their addiction. Facilitated individual counseling, group counseling and family counseling. Also conducted informative programs to aid people in preventing addictive behavior.

Apprentice Substance Abuse Counselor, 1998-2000:

Big City Counseling Service, Inc., Big City, USA.

Worked with lead counselors, particularly in facilitating group sessions for people suffering from substance abuse.


B.A., Psychology, 2000
Any City University, Any City, USA


American Association of Substance Abuse Counselors

Secretary 2005

NOTE: Write a complete substance abuse counselor resume, including expanded information of the kind you see in this condensed sample. Employers expect about two pages. Include your work experience as a substance abuse counselor as well as your training and recognition.