As an addiction counselor you may have to deal with different personalities, and some that make you feel uncomfortable. A good response to this question shows that you know how to handle it. Your reaction to strange or dangerous behavior is of utmost importance.
"If a patient is making me uncomfortable, I let them understand that their behavior is inappropriate and it will need to be reported. Generally this behavior includes patients who are threatening others or themselves. While it feels somewhat uncomfortable, I understand that this could mean life or death for them or someone they know. I take time to ask questions and follow protocol despite my feelings of discomfort."
"I had to work through this as I first began my education in addictions counseling. Initially, I thought I would be uncomfortable working around male patients with violent backgrounds but in actuality, I was not. So far, I have not encountered any situation that I could not handle due to discomfort."
"I make it a point to treat all of my patients the same but offenders have always been difficult to work around. While they may all be difficult I treat them with respect and provide the best care that I can. It's my responsibility as an addiction counselor."