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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...

12 Step Program Myths and Types
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12 Step Program Myths and Types

The first 12-step program, Alcoholics Anonymous, started in 1935. There are now many types of 12-step programs worldwide, all based on the same 12 steps of recovery.  Are you wondering what a 12-step program is? Some people find 12-step programs and traditions mystifying. If you’re feeling in the dark about AA or other 12-step programs,...

Cultural Humility and Inclusivity: Cultural Linguistics/ Cultural Conceptualizations
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Cultural Humility and Inclusivity: Cultural Linguistics/ Cultural Conceptualizations

Thinking of transitioning into a new career with a trade school? Whether you’re a young person pursuing your passion, an older professional looking to start your next chapter, or anything in between, you’re preparing yourself for the next stage of your life. And as you transition out of a culture you’re familiar with into a...

How to Become a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor
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How to Become a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselor

Addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. Their thoughts, actions, and emotional reactions change in response to drug and alcohol abuse. Addiction often changes a person from acting differently than they would while sober.  Finances, relationships, jobs, self-identity, and quality of life diminish with drug and alcohol abuse.  If substance abuse has affected you...

6 Things You Should Know About Counterfeit Pills Sold Online
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6 Things You Should Know About Counterfeit Pills Sold Online

Almost half of the medicines sold via the internet are counterfeit. Despite this, the appeal of purchasing medications online continues to grow. It’s no surprise they’re hard to resist. Pervasive advertising and seemingly cheaper pricing make them an extremely attractive choice. However, counterfeit pills may be “too good to be true.” Evidence of this is becoming more...

5 Reasons Attending School Will Help Your Addiction Recovery
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5 Reasons Attending School Will Help Your Addiction Recovery

Did you know that over 20 million Americans are struggling with one or more addictions? Unfortunately, only approximately 10% of these people are receiving treatment for their addictions. If you’ve begun your alcohol or drug recovery journey, then you’re already on the right track. However, one can’t recover from addiction overnight. It takes a lot...

Drug Counselor from Wiscasset Uses Tale of Addiction to Spread Hope
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Drug Counselor from Wiscasset Uses Tale of Addiction to Spread Hope

Article by Charlotte Boynton originally posted on The Lincoln County News on October 18, 2019. https://lcnme.com/currentnews/drug-counselor-from-wiscasset-uses-tale-of-addiction-to-spread-hope/ Beginning at the age of 12, Michael Connors struggled with alcoholism and addiction for more than 20 years. He overdosed on drugs six times and was saved six times. He was often in jail. But today, more than five...

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