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Can a person with a drug felony ever become an addiction counselor?

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I am living in Montana. I have a drug felony from 2004. I have cleaned up my life and I am getting my bachelor's degree in Psychology. So far I have a 4.0. I spoke with the state licensing board who said that if I am qualified they have to license me. However, I am wondering if I will still be able to get a job. I did meet counselors who had their own history with addictions, and they seemed to be the best. I wondered if there were any states that were more apt to hire a counselor with a felony than others. Or if anyone is an addiction counselor who has had a felony please reply.