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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...

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,...

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...

Make a Difference and Change Lives: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor
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Make a Difference and Change Lives: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2019, the median salary for a full-time, experienced drug and alcohol counselor was $46,240. The job outlook for individuals seeking work in this field is also strong. The BLS anticipates its growth rate at 25% for the next ten years. This is more than six times the average growth...