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Coping With Sobriety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 coronavirus epidemic has caused havoc and destruction throughout the world, impacting every area of people’s lives regardless of race, creed, or nationality.  Apart from the rapidly increasing death toll, this scourge has seen businesses close, families separated, and human freedoms severely restricted. It’s a trying time for people everywhere, and even more so...

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Health Crisis – InterCoast Colleges’ Hybrid Learning Program is keeping current students’ career goals on track.

Health and safety are a priority, and adhering to the government-mandated precautions will help all of us weather this storm. With these provisions in place, many are finding it next to impossible to continue their education and career training. Fortunately, InterCoast has a solution to tackle these obstacles, while still maintaining a safe and healthy...

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How Teachers Can Contribute to Teen Addiction Prevention (Guide)

It’s every parent’s nightmare to find out their teenager is hooked on drugs or alcohol.  There is some good news. In America, teen addiction rates have dropped significantly since their peak in the 1990s.  But there’s still cause for concern. A survey conducted in 2018 found that nearly 30% of American 8th to 12th graders...

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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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...

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

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...

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...

HVAC and Electrical Hybrid Learning Programs
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InterCoast Colleges Now Offers HVAC and Electrical Hybrid Learning Programs

New schedules combine once a week, campus-based, hands-on lab sessions with online education, InterCoast Colleges reports InterCoast Colleges announced its new hybrid learning schedules for HVAC and electrical training. Hybrid, also known as blended learning, combines multiple teaching models to streamline education and better suit the needs of students. “We’re proud to announce that we...

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