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Be the Change That Changes Lives!

Every eight minutes, someone in America dies from an unintentional drug overdose. Alcohol and drug use continue to rise.
Substance use is a major public health concern. Treatment works. Recovery is possible. But far too many people do not receive the care they need.

Tuition Incentive Program

  "Employment of substance abuse, behavioral disorder,  
  and mental health counselors is projected  
  to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026,  
  much faster than the average for all occupations."  

- Bureau of Labor Statistics

That's Where You Come In

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is looking for caring and dedicated individuals to become substance use disorder treatment counselors and clinicians in one of over 200 partner organizations throughout Los Angeles.

Individuals who pursue this profession learn the latest approaches in treating substance use disorders, also known as addiction, and build valuable skills used to work effectively in teams across different disciplines. Training is the first step toward a promising career in this healthcare field.

This is your opportunity to make a positive impact on individuals, families, and the entire community! Join the dynamic, growing, and rewarding field of substance use disorder treatment.

Learn How You Can Make a Difference

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If you or someone you know has a substance use disorder, also known as addiction, we can help.
Call anytime, toll-free.

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