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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...

hvac technician

How to Become a HVAC Technician in 5 Simple Steps

Does the idea of sitting at a desk day after day make you squirm? Do you loathe the idea of a traditional office job? Do you want to work in a fast-growing industry with lots of growth potential? If you answered yes to any of these questions, a career as an HVAC (heating, ventilation and...

addiction counselors

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...


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...

Trade schools

Why More and More People are Choosing Trade Schools Over Colleges

Let’s play a little game of would you rather. Would you rather sit behind a desk all day or work in a trade job where you can make more money and enjoy what you’re doing? For some, this is a very quick and easy answer, but others might feel a little skeptical due to high...

Vocational Schools

How to Choose a Trade School That Suits Your Needs

Congratulations on your high school graduation! Have you decided what to do with your future? Vocational school is becoming a popular choice among graduates and others looking to pave a new career path, especially with the cost of college climbing. But what is a vocational school, and why should you consider it? Let’s take an...

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...