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What Does a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Do? A Complete Guide
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What Does a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Do? A Complete Guide

Drug and alcohol addiction is a pervasive problem in the United States. According to a recent national survey, nearly 20% of teens and adults struggle with a substance abuse disorder. Alcohol is the leading source of addiction (74%), while illicit drugs account for 38% of reported instances of addiction.  Many of those people can successfully...

BAS Addiction Studies Program Overview
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BAS Addiction Studies Program Overview

Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with addiction. Compassionate, skilled counselors in the alcohol and drug treatment field are needed. Working with people suffering from addiction can be challenging but also deeply rewarding. Are you considering a career in addiction studies? Or do you already have your CADC-1 and want to take your substance use disorder...

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s in Addiction Studies?
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What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s in Addiction Studies?

While you may think you know what you want to study during college, the truth is, According to  studybreaks.com, about 75% of college students consider or change their major.  However, a degree in addiction studies might be right for you! Helping people through one of the most challenging times in their lives can be incredibly fulfilling, rewarding,...

InterCoast Colleges Involved In The Community
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InterCoast Colleges Involved In The 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...

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

As of September 2019, 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. (According to the BLS, as of September...

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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. Drug and alcohol addiction has devastating consequences in the lives of addicts and their loved ones. These types of addictions can damage their health, finances, and emotional well-being. But breaking out of addiction...

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...