Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

1 in 5 teenagers struggles with a mental disorder. Who better to help these teens than people who have had personal experience with mental illness? Having a job as a peer specialist is rewarding. Keep reading to learn about peer specialist jobs and opportunities. Useful Definitions “Peer” can have different meanings depending on the context. In the case of peer specialists, a peer is a person who has experienced living with a mental health disorder. Peer support is the process of giving help and getting help in return. The peer specialist develops a connection with the person because they’ve been… Continue Reading Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger

National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger

Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrates Recovery Month. September 2019 is the 30th annual Recovery Month, and this year’s theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This year’s theme is about recognizing the way mental health and substance abuse disorders touch all our lives, promoting the growth of networks to help and sustain recovery across the United States. Mental health problems happen. Substance abuse disorders happen. But recovery happens too. That’s why InterCoast Colleges are proud to take part in Recovery Month this year and every year. We are hosting… Continue Reading National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger

Starting an Electrical Business: Running Your Contracting Business the Right Way

Starting an Electrical Business: Running Your Contracting Business the Right Way

Are you interested in starting an electrical contracting company? Starting an electrical business can be an exciting venture, but it can also be daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing. Luckily, there are several steps that you can take to ensure your company achieves success. Many entrepreneurs rush into business without planning, and this causes them to mismanage their companies. Without preparation, your business can run into legal trouble and you can lose a lot of money. Read on to learn how to start an electrical contracting company the right way. Hire Qualified Employees Starting an electrical contracting business… Continue Reading Starting an Electrical Business: Running Your Contracting Business the Right Way

Do You Have What It Takes to Become An Addiction Counselor? The Key Traits and Qualifications of a Successful Drug & Alcohol Counselor

Do You Have What It Takes to Become An Addiction Counselor? The Key Traits and Qualifications of a Successful Drug & Alcohol Counselor

Around 19.7 million Americans battle a drug or alcohol addiction. This is probably why the job outlook for addiction counselors is on the rise at a projected growth of 23 percent for the next 10 years, which is much higher than the national average. Interested in becoming an addiction counselor? Let’s find out what it takes to be a successful drug and alcohol counselor! What Does an Addiction Counselor Do? Addiction (or substance abuse) counselors help assess and follow treatment plans for clients with an addiction issue. All patients are different, so the counselor needs to work with each individual… Continue Reading Do You Have What It Takes to Become An Addiction Counselor? The Key Traits and Qualifications of a Successful Drug & Alcohol Counselor

CCAPP Certification: Your First Step to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor

CCAPP Certification: Your First Step to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor

In 2017, nearly 20 million adults across America suffered from substance addiction. And 38% of American adults found themselves abusing illegal drugs. These types of addiction have devastating consequences in the lives of the addicts and their loved ones. Addiction damages people’s health, their finances, and their emotional well-being. But breaking out of addiction on your own is almost impossible. That’s why addicts need all the help they can get. And this is where substance abuse counselors come in. This amazing role offers you the opportunity to change lives for the better. But how do you become a substance abuse… Continue Reading CCAPP Certification: Your First Step to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor

The Job Certifications and Programs That Result in Rewarding Careers

The Job Certifications and Programs That Result in Rewarding Careers

The New York Times reported on the difference between the salaries of those who have four-year degrees and those who don’t. Their conclusion?  There’s not much difference in salary, but there is a huge difference in the amount of debt that students owe when they choose to pursue a four-year degree. With the threat of mounting student debt, it makes financial and professional sense for certain individuals to pursue a certificate program that will allow them to work in a field that they desire. These certifications help people succeed namely in the industries of medicine, law, technology, and business. If… Continue Reading The Job Certifications and Programs That Result in Rewarding Careers

August is Self-Awareness Month: Being Aware of the benefits of Self-Care in Recovery

August is Self-Awareness Month: Being Aware of the benefits of Self-Care in Recovery

Recovering from addiction–or counseling someone through the recovery process–is a remarkably difficult undertaking. You have to know when to be firm and when to give someone the independence to take control of their own life. A key factor in determining healthy independence is self-care. Or rather, how much someone in recovery is willing to commit to their own self-care. After all, there are major benefits of self-care in recovery. It’s all about learning how to care for yourself. Here’s what you need to know to coach someone through it. What is Self-Care? Self-care today is often associated with bubble baths,… Continue Reading August is Self-Awareness Month: Being Aware of the benefits of Self-Care in Recovery

Details on What It’s Like to be a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor

Details on What It’s Like to be a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor

You’ve reached a new chapter in your life where you’re now considering a new career path. Whether you just recently graduated from high school, or are just looking for a new path in life, you’ve been considering becoming an addict counselor. Maybe you’ve suffered from addiction yourself or have seen ones you love suffer from it and are ready to make a difference. No matter what your reasons are, you’ll be appreciated by many. Not only will those who you’re helping benefit from this career decision, but you’ll benefit from it as well. Interested in knowing all the details on… Continue Reading Details on What It’s Like to be a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor

The Best Trade School Training Programs for Veterans

The Best Trade School Training Programs for Veterans

Are you a United States veteran looking to begin your new future? If you want a future with good earning potential we have some exciting education and training opportunities. What’s even better is our vocational programs incorporate skill sets most veterans already know.  We can help you train for the career you want in the field you choose! Careers for Veterans Veterans are a very unique and skilled group of individuals. Veterans have already learned specific job tasks while they were in the military. We try to use your job skills as a foundation piece in helping you move forward… Continue Reading The Best Trade School Training Programs for Veterans

How to Become an Electrician in Fairfield: 5 Easy Steps

How to Become an Electrician in Fairfield: 5 Easy Steps

You’ve been tinkering around with electronics for years and it’s finally time to get serious. Or maybe you’re just getting out of high school and find circuits and electrical currents to be fascinating. Whatever your situation, perhaps you want to know how to become an electrician, which might be more straight-forward than you think. Granted, becoming a journeyman or master electrician requires a lot of time and dedication. It might be intimidating to approach such a complex field with no prior experience or electrician training. But everyone has to start somewhere. If you’re willing to put in the work to… Continue Reading How to Become an Electrician in Fairfield: 5 Easy Steps