The Ultimate Guide to Becoming RADT Certified

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming RADT Certified

In the US, around 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Out of this statistic, only around 2 million resolve their significant substance abuse issues. If this information tugs at your heartstrings, and you want to do something to help, then you may thrive in a drug and alcohol counseling position. But to get such a career, you’ll need to go through some schooling and training first. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about becoming a RADT. What Is a RADT? “RADT” stands for “Registered Alcohol/Drug Technician” and is a position that’s specific to...

8 Common Myths About Changing Careers, Debunked

8 Common Myths About Changing Careers, Debunked

Everyone knows that college is a time for finding yourself and deciding on what you want to do in your life. In fact, 80% of university students wind up changing their major at least once during this time in their lives. Reading this, you may be filled with validation- it’s a beautiful thing, after all, when young people find the field they’re meant to be in. You may also be filled with a little bit of sadness- even resentment. If you’re less than pleased with your career path, it can be difficult to look back on your undergrad years without...

InterCoast Colleges Involved In The West Covina Community

For more than 35 years, InterCoast College has worked to educate the community of West Covina. Part of our mission is to reduce addiction in the community, both by helping individual addicts and by working to change the conditions that lead people to become addicted. As you watch this presentation, you’ll hear about InterCoast’s mission in the words of just a few of those who have been affected. Preparation for the ICRC Exam There is a critical need for addiction and recovery counselors in the community. That’s why InterCoast works so hard to make training available at no cost to...

new years resolution ideas for students

A Promise for Better: Making a New Years Resolution to Continue Your Education

Every year, an estimated 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions.  These resolutions range from losing weight to quitting smoking and many other admirable things. However, while everyone has all of their different resolutions, most of them fail. Most people tend to fall back into old habits and give up on their resolutions by January 17th. To avoid being one of these people, you have to set attainable goals. You don’t want to make too many changes all at once and risk falling back into your patterns.  What are some realistic New Year’s resolution ideas for students? How about furthering...

How to Create an Awesome HVAC Resume: Your Complete Guide

How to Create an Awesome HVAC Resume: Your Complete Guide

You’re all done with your necessary training and are ready to start applying for jobs in the HVAC field. Before you can start putting in applications, you’re going to need to create your resume. It’s the necessary first step to get into any workforce. It shows the employer what you can do and gives them an introduction to you before they meet you. You need to make sure that you make a good first impression or your HVAC resume may end up in the garbage can. Are you not sure how to create a resume? Keep reading for a complete...

What Should Be Included in a Cover Letter: The Most Important Aspects

What Should Be Included in a Cover Letter: The Most Important Aspects

Your cover letter can either cause your reader to yawn or it can give the hiring manager a glimpse into why you are the perfect candidate. Cover letter information isn’t just a repetition of your resume. It should expand on the details of your resume and highlight your greatest achievements and outline your career journey.   So, what should be included in a cover letter? Read on to find out.  What Should Be Included in a Cover Letter? Though there is no required format for this, there are three main elements all good cover letters share. The first is a memorable introduction....

signs of drug addiction

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Drug Addiction: What You Need to Know

Drug abuse is rampant in the United States. Almost 20 million people over the age of 12 currently struggle with an untreated substance use disorder. Statistics on drugs don’t get much bleaker than that. Indeed, substance abuse can have a profound impact on someone’s life. Caught in the throes of addiction, everything from physical, emotional and personal struggles ensue. It goes without saying that seeking help and accessing treatment is essential to recovery. However, a better approach is to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. And to do that, knowing the warning signs of drug addiction is...

Celebrities in Recovery: Famous Faces Who’ve Struggled With Addiction

Celebrities in Recovery: Famous Faces Who’ve Struggled With Addiction

We all go through our own struggles, and we all handle these struggles in our own ways. But sometimes we need help to get us through, no matter how successful we may be in other areas of our lives. Reading about celebrities who used to have drug problems and successfully came out the other side can inspire those who might also be in recovery to get better. It proves that no matter how you appear to be doing, everyone has demons they need to slay. Here are some stories of celebrities in recovery to inspire you. Robert Downey Jr. One...

Should I Go Back to School? 11 Signs You’re Ready

Should I Go Back to School? 11 Signs You’re Ready

The question is bound to run through your mind at some point: “should I go back to school?” It’s a difficult one to answer, seeing as everyone you talk to will have a different opinion whether they went to college or not. Whether you are someone who tried college out and decided to revisit it or you’re feeling like that high school diploma might not do the trick, we’re here for you.  Should I Go Back to School? A Few Signs That You’re Ready We’re going to discuss 11 signs that you should go back to school. They may not...

Geeta Brown Interview By CAADE

Understanding The Background Of Geeta Brown, President/CEO of ICC

Born in Yuba City, Geeta Brown is the middle of five children, with two older twin sisters and two younger sisters. Her mother was an immigrant from India, and her father’s side had been in California only a few generations longer. Her father was originally a farmer in Northern California but had suffered some significant losses during Geeta’s childhood. Though she and her siblings grew up fairly poor, there was never a lack of love and support from her parents and sisters, and together they saw each other through all of life’s challenges. She left home at age 18 to...