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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...

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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...

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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...

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