substance misuse worker


Substance misuse workers provide assistance and counselling to people with substance abuse problems. They monitor their progress, advocate for them, and performe crisis interventions and group therapy. They also assist patients dealing with the consequences of tobacco, alcohol or recreational drugs abuse, which can be problematics as unemployment, physical or mental disorders and poverty.

Alternative label

  • substance mis-use mentor

  • drug abuse outreach worker

  • substance abuse social worker

  • drug and alcohol social worker

  • substance abuse worker

  • mentor (drugs and alcahol)

  • alcohol outreach worker

  • substance misuse outreach worker

  • substance misuse adviser

  • substance mis-use counsellor

  • drug and alcohol worker

  • addiction social worker

  • mentor (drugs and alcohol)

  • social worker (substance misuse)

  • substanse abuse social worker

Regulatory aspect

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