Welcome to the New and Improved Careers of Substance Website!

The Careers of Substance website has been upgraded!

Navigation has been streamlined, the look & feel has changed, and functionality has been improved.  These upgrades make it easier to find information and to work with colleagues in support of the Massachusetts Substance Use and Addictions workforce. 

This website continues to be of the field for the field, and invites ongoing contributions of real life workforce-related stories, tested resources, and news and dialogue as resources which will develop as the field evolves. 

Given the growing demand for addictions professionals and ongoing changes in the economy, health care reform, and advances in research, the field is a dynamic environment.  Careers of Substance addresses all these areas and more!

Please share this link with anyone interested in preventing, intervening in, treating, and supporting recovery from substance use and addictions.  

  • In the Your Career section, individuals can learn how to advance or get started in the field, earn appropriate education, licensure and certification, stay current on recent research, and search for jobs
  • In the Grow Your Organization section, providers can learn new information about recruitment, retention, and supporting highly skilled staff; how to engage in results-oriented quality improvement, and to respond to external changes
  • In the Communicate and Collaborate section, anyone can find out about cross-systems initiatives, training opportunities, and advocacy efforts; check out and submit events to a calendar of events specifically for the field; or set up an online home for collaborations on behalf of the workforce

Thank you!  If you have any questions, or ideas to contribute, use the Contact link on the website or write directly to info@careersofsubstance.org.

Careers of Substance is hosted by AdCare Educational, Inc. and endorsed by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, providing a central resource recommended by a statewide group of stakeholders including consumers, their families and friends, providers and payers.