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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...

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...

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