Is There a Job That Helps People Who Are Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol?

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I have always wanted to go into law enforcement (federal and a detective) but I have been experiencing the affects of alcoholism and possibly some drug use in one of my parents. I go to alanon but my mom is in denial. I’ve been thinking of helping those addicted to drugs or alcohol to get better (off drugs and stop drinking). What jobs are there that would have me do this? And what type of degree would I need? I am currently a first semester freshman in college and my major is criminology and criminal justice with a concentration in community corrections

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Answer by Nathan
You could always be a counselor or something else dealing with mental health. To tell you the truth, I’m a psych minor that’s pretty f**ked in the head himself, which is a pretty interesting experience when you get into the abnormal and developmental psychology. I suppose if you really want to help people in the manner that you describe, you should get into psychology. It’s a burgeoning field with many possibilities.

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