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Can I be a licensed chemical dependency counselor in arkansas with felony drug convictions?

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I don't quite know but I'm hopping you can. It looks to me you changed you're life around for the better and you want to help others. I wish you luck

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im guessing not

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I can't speak for Arkansas but I know of 2 licensed counselors in a different state with the same convictions

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No. You're a felon.

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If you can prove your clean, and if they will hire you.

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Well......the "s" at the end of the word "coviction" speaks volumes.....if it was ONE coviction then the odds could be in your favor....but since there are "convictionS" then I'm guessing your chances diminish quickly......BUT, I know most of the counselors at the one place I was going to were ex-druggies so there's always hope, maybe not in your state.....what sort of "charges" were you convicted of?

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Four felony drug charges. All possession not distribution
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What....the....FRIG did you have??????
Were all the charges at ONE TIME???
How old are you?
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Not all at one time. Once an eight ball of coke, then an ounce of meth, and two separate under a gram meth charges. Been clean now since Oct. 3,2011
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I am 38
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Geeeeesh.....those types of things are NOT taken lightly.....sorry to hear that.....but I'm REALLY GLAD to hear you have some good clean time!!! I walked in the path of drugs and alcohol for 17 years (I'm 35 BTW) and it led me to nowhere, as I'm sure you're well aware....I too have dabbled in considering becoming a counselor of addiction as well.....that's a tough life because as you well know, that lifestyle is full of lies and deceipt.....I seriously wish you all the best because I FULL WELL know of the stigma that comes with being convicted of drug or alcohol related "crimes"......all I can say is try contacting a school about this or talking with an addiction counselor.....
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Why not? Most addiction counselors are former addicts and can speak from experience.

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Maybe you can ask the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board: https://www.midsouth.ualr.edu/asacb/

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