U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Counsel and advise individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug, or other problems, such as gambling and eating disorders. May counsel individuals, families, or groups or engage in prevention programs. Excludes "Social Workers" (21-1021 through 21-1029), "Psychologists" (19-3031 through 19-3039), and "Mental Health Counselors" (21-1014) providing these services.
Illustrative examples: Chemical Dependency Counselor,
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Broad Occupation: 21-1010 Counselors
Minor Group: 21-1000 Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
Major Group: 21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010