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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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CAADC Certification: Why To Apply And Who Can Apply?

CAADC is one of the largest addiction-related certifications available today. Over 26 states, countries, and territories offer it to over 5,000 professionals. This highly sought-after certification requires a difficult testing and application process as well as plenty of education. It’s worth the effort because it serves as proof of a professional’s qualification. The benefits extend...

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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...

What Personality Traits Make a Successful Mental Health Technician?
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What Personality Traits Make a Successful Mental Health Technician?

Mental illness is rampant in the United States. Shockingly, around 1 in 5 American adults experience mental illness in any given year. That’s 20% of the entire population suffering from a life-altering disease. There’s never been a greater need for passionate, caring people to enter the mental health profession. Are you thinking about doing exactly...

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Mental Health and Peer Mentoring: Rewarding Peer Specialist Jobs and Opportunities

1 in 5 teenagers struggles with a mental disorder. Who better to help these teens than people who have had personal experience with mental illness? Having a job as a peer specialist is rewarding. Keep reading to learn about peer specialist jobs and opportunities. Useful Definitions “Peer” can have different meanings depending on the context....