Substance Abuse Nursing
Looking to be a nurse who works with substance abuse patients? Become a substance abuse nurse.
Substance abuses nurses are specialized in pain management techniques. They focus on caring for patients addicted to drugs and alcohol, addressing the symptoms of withdrawal when needed, and promoting steps toward long-term recovery. Much of their job also involves teaching patients about the dangers of substance abuse and providing resources for treatment and support. Since addiction has both mental and physical components, substance abuse nurses receive training in both general medicine and mental health.
$41,000 - $61,000
Annual Salary Range
ASN or BSN
RN, Substance abuse nurse certification from the International Nurses Society on Addictions (exam only available twice a year)