Drug Counselor Resume Sample

Updated: March 21, 2019


When scrutinizing drug counselor job applications, hiring managers do need to know that you are worth their time and money

If you can convince them that you are an exceptional candidate through a resume, the rest of the path is pretty much smooth sailing.


Here is a resume sample for you to look through:

See also: Drug Counselor Cover Letter





Drug Counselor Resume Example



Kyle Mercury
129 Agate Drive, Lakewood, WA 37462
(000) 325-5847
[email protected]


Insightful, dedicated, and resourceful drug counselor, with over 7 years of experience in assessing clients for mental and emotional issues brought on by drug abuse. Highly skilled in performing a full range of treatment services, with a special focus on client wellbeing.

• Demonstrated ability to gather data systematically from clients to determine their conditions.
• Effectively able to develop, implement, and evaluate chemical dependency education programs for each client.
• Qualified to document clients’ progress through counseling and interaction on a one on one, and group basis.
• Competent in educating clients in all aspects of treatment, and steps to recovery.


• Client Assessment • Plan Development • Progress Reporting
• Abuse Reporting • Intake Handling • Treatment Plans
• Emergency Intervention • Counseling Sessions • Case Management
• Evaluations • Plan Modification • Dual Diagnosis

• Implemented a series of substance abuse education programs, considered highly successful by the client body.
• Held 4 seminars on mental health issues due to drug abuse, at the World Mental Health Convention in New York.
• Saved a suicidal patient’s life during a session, by intervening before he had a chance to harm himself.
• Introduced a unique evaluation system at the facility, which concentrated on diagnosing a dual mental disorder, brought on by certain drugs.


Drug Counselor
Streamwood Hospital, Lakewood, WA | 11/2013 – Present
• Engage clients in conversation to determine their mental and emotional conditions.
• Interview family members to decipher issues that led to drug abuse, and other medical conditions.
• Perform intake sessions to obtain client information, ensuring that it is properly recorded.
• Create, develop, and implement individualized treatment plans for each client, based on his or her requirements.
• Arrange for external help such as additional counseling, or psychiatric evaluations to be made possible.
• Evaluate each client’s ability to cope with treatment, concentrating on tweaking plans as and when required.
• Intervene in potentially explosive situations about suicidal tendencies, and self-harm motivation.
• Document all treatment modules and outcomes, and ensure that any significant issues are highlighted.

Assistant Drug Counselor
Center Point, Lakewood, WA| 2/2009 – 11/2013
• Provided support to counselors by handling intake and documentation work.
• Assisted by engaging clients in conversation to determine their specific problems.
• Lightly counseled clients to give them hope in recovering from their conditions.
• Ensured the wellbeing and safety of clients when engaging them in therapy.
• Assisted counselors in implementing treatment plans, and evaluating clients regularly.

Master’s Degree in Psychology
Washington State University, Lakewood, WA – 2008



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