Substance Abuse Counseling

Are you a good listener who wants to help people in crisis? Are you motivated to understand and help change addictive behavior? Consider the related programs of Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work, both offered with a variety of degree and certificate options at Eastfield College.

Substance Abuse Counseling At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Substance Abuse Counseling jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

  • Social/Human Service Assistant*$10.53/hr
  • Substance Abuse/Behavioral Disorder Counselor*$12.24/hr
  • Healthcare Social Worker*$18.08/hr

SOURCE: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence Center

*This job typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher.

Social Services Careers

Careers in social services are challenging but incredibly rewarding. Our dual program emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling and Social Work ensures that you’ll learn both the theory and the practical skills necessary for your future career.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health-related occupations will add the most new jobs to the economy – nearly one-third of the total increase – through 2024.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase through 2024 in Texas of 17 to 25 percent for various social work positions, and 30 percent for substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors. 

See more on careers in fields related to Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Substance Abuse Counseling Degree and Certificate Options

Eastfield College

Eastfield College is the only one of the seven colleges of DCCCD to offer the Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling programs.

Find out more about degrees and certificates in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling.