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Beautiful Boy and Addiction Recovery

Beautiful Boy is a story of addiction. It’s a story of recovery and relapse. And it’s a story of a father and son. Produced by Amazon Studios, Beautiful Boy was released in select theaters on October 12, 2018. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, and Amy Ryan, the film is based on the real-life...

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

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...

signs of opioid addiction

Opioids Abuse: Signs of Opioid Addiction and the Route to Recovery

  There’s no denying that there’s an opioid epidemic in the United States. It all intensified in the 1990s when pharmaceutical companies started reassuring the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers. Soon, healthcare providers began to prescribe opioids at greater rates. And it wasn’t long before this increased use of opioids...

how to become a substance abuse counselor

How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor

Do you want to become a substance abuse counselor? Not sure what steps to take to make your goals become a reality? In this article, we’re covering how to become a substance abuse counselor, so you can start taking the first step toward becoming one. So, What is a Substance Abuse Counselor? A substance abuse...

drug abuse in america

Drug Abuse in America: The Truth Behind the Numbers

Drug abuse in America has skyrocketed, and drug overdoses have claimed more American lives last year than were lost in the entire Vietnam War. Despite the daily horror stories in the news and multiple governmental initiatives aimed at curbing this epidemic, drug addiction still seems to be on its deadly rise. The truth is that addiction is...

CCAPP Substance Abuse Counselor

CCAPP: Everything You Need to Know About CCAPP

Did you know the need for substance abuse counselors is growing faster than most other occupations in the U.S.? The Department of Labor projects a 23 percent growth rate between 2016 and 2026. The reason for this growth is two-fold. First, more people are seeking addiction counseling services. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health in the...

Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Guide to Drug and Alcohol Counseling Studies Programs

Guide to Drug and Alcohol Counseling Studies Programs Over 60,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2016. That same year 88,000 people died from alcohol-related causes. Unfortunately, those numbers don’t seem to be falling. It’s also incredibly likely you know someone who has been affected by drugs and/or alcohol. You want to help, which...