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How to Become a Peer Support Specialist
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How to Become a Peer Support Specialist

Have you overcome a mental health condition or substance use disorder? Are you also thinking about changing your career path? You may be unsure which direction to take, but have you considered becoming a peer support specialist? You may have never heard of this essential role, but it’s a rewarding job for those who have...

Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Among Young Adults
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Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Among Young Adults

In 2019, there were 9.5 million young adults diagnosed with at least one co-occurring disorder and a substance use disorder. (Samhsa.gov).  In 2020, more young adults attending college suffered from mental health concerns during the Coronavirus pandemic.   College students can be especially vulnerable to these disorders. They try to balance work and social life among other more...

Tips for Studying and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
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Tips for Studying and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental illnesses are complex and often difficult to diagnose and treat. When two or more disorders come together, the complexity of the individual’s needs and symptoms skyrocket. Treating multiple illnesses at once is challenging and requires a lot of studying and a deep understanding of mental disorders. What exactly are co-occurring disorders, and how are...

How to Transition to a Career as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor
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How to Transition to a Career as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Are you looking for a career change? Do you want to help people struggling with addiction diseases? Are you passionate about mental health? Becoming a substance abuse professional could be the right move for you. Becoming an Alcohol and Drug Counselor is a big decision that comes with many steps, but in the end, you’ll...

7 Ways Exercise Can Help You Recover From Addictions
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7 Ways Exercise Can Help You Recover From Addictions

If you’re struggling to overcome an addiction, it helps to know you’re not alone. About one in seven Americans face a substance addiction in their lifetime. However, only 10% of people receive treatment.  Give yourself the best chance of maintaining your addiction. With healthy habits like exercise, you can recover from addictions and stick to it with...

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