Besides the fact that you have the experience and the education to support this career, what made you want to choose this line of work? Have you always wanted to help people overcome and conquer dependencies? This question is similar to the very common ‘Tell me about yourself’ question. Take this time to explain to the interviewer what events, school and experiences you’ve had that made you want to pursue this career. Feel free to tell a story about why you chose this line of work but be sure to keep it short and not too detailed.
"In my previous position, I was in charge of hiring administrative staff for our Substance Abuse Clinic. We had an employee that was consistently coming in to work late despite many chances so I had to sit down with him and let him go."
The interviewer wants to know how you handle challenging and stressful situations and how strong your critical thinking skills are. Tell the interviewer how you effectively approached the challenge, how you weighed the options and how you reached your decision. This is your chance to show that you’re up to the task of making good decisions in challenging situations so choose a good situation to describe.