Employment Resources and Professions Available to Addiction Studies Graduates
Most graduates of addiction studies choose to work as addictions or substance abuse counselors, in settings such as hospitals, correctional centers, health maintenance organizations, and detoxification centers. Others choose to remain in academia and pursue pure research, while at the same time teaching psychology, toxicology, or pharmacy at the post-secondary level.
With an additional teaching degree, graduates can work at the primary or secondary level as school psychologists, special education, or in administration. They can also work as school counselors.
A background in addiction studies can lead to a degree in social work, psychology, law, psychiatry, or behavioral science.