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A Complete Guide to CADC Certifications

One in seven people in the U.S. will struggle with substance addiction in their lifetime. That means there’s a lot of people out there who need help on the road to recovery. Do you have what it takes to help them? Then a CADC certification might be just what you need.  CADC stands for Certified...

The Ultimate Guide to Becoming RADT Certified
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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...

InterCoast Colleges Involved In The West Covina Community
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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...

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Starting Over During Substance Abuse Recovery

Drug overdoses are responsible for killing 44,000 people a year in the United States. If you’re in rehab, understand this is the first step to living a fulfilling life. But does life start after recovery? Or can you take strides to start over while still in rehab? Rehab is about focusing on addiction recovery, both...

National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger
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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...

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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...

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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...

August is Self-Awareness Month
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August is Self-Awareness Month

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...

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15 Reasons Why Recovered Addicts Make Good Counselors

Addiction is an awful thing for anyone to go through. Drug and addiction counselors serve as a critical part of an addict’s recovery journey. Counselors support the treatment plans, help addicts through the struggle, and provide guidance during the difficult times. While many who have completed the required training and certification as applicable may be...