Career Spotlight: Substance Abuse Counselor

Ben Barrett is a clinical social worker and addictions professional. He founded the website The How to Social Worker, which is written through his own personal experiences and hardships, to promote the intersection of personal and professional development.

Ben also supervises a multidisciplinary team that serves adults with co-occurring disorders at a community mental health center. He is always interested in furthering the profession of social work and addiction and in dispelling stigma. For self-care, he writes, spends time with his family, and plays video games.

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