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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… Continue Reading National Recovery Month – Together We Are Stronger

Do You Have What It Takes to Become An Addiction Counselor? The Key Traits and Qualifications of a Successful Drug & Alcohol Counselor
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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… 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
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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… Continue Reading CCAPP Certification: Your First Step to Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor

August is Self-Awareness Month: Being Aware of the benefits of Self-Care in Recovery
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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… 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
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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… Continue Reading Details on What It’s Like to be a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor

15 Reasons Why Recovered Addicts Make Good Counselors
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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… Continue Reading 15 Reasons Why Recovered Addicts Make Good Counselors

Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies: Certificate Program Overview
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Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies: Certificate Program Overview

Only the most passionate people can make a career of helping others in times of need, especially when drugs or alcohol is involved. Over the next five years, there will be jobs for more than 320,000 positions for alcohol and drug counselors in the United States. These dedicated professionals save lives every day. They provide… Continue Reading Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies: Certificate Program Overview

The Role of Addiction Counselors in Recovery
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The Role of Addiction Counselors in Recovery

Addiction is a deep-rooted disease. Drug and alcohol addicts suffer from more than just the effects of substance abuse. Their issues are psychological, usually resulting from a mental disorder or even from an event in their past. This is why addicts need professional psychological help during the recovery process. Addiction counselors aid an addict in… Continue Reading The Role of Addiction Counselors in Recovery

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?
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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?

As nearly 25 million people are dealing with serious addiction issues, the variety of addictive substances and behaviors have different characteristics. When looking for the symptoms of alcoholism, you need to monitor a variety of ways that alcoholism can affect the life of the person you’re counseling. As a counselor, you’ll find patterns of behavior… Continue Reading What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?