Addiction/ Crisis Counseling

I am only 16 days sober, but I am thinking about volunteering as an addiction/ crisis counselor. Does any one have experience doing this? I know the behavioral health system out here does training to work as a volunteer in one of their facilities but that’s all I know. It’s different from getting a certification as I understand it. Any tips or advice would help me out a lot.

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Volunteering and or shadowing a substance abuse counselor would be a great start. Fill them in on your struggles and goals. They are always looking for folks wanting to help. Hugs and glad you’re here.