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May is Mental Health Month
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May is Mental Health Month

Every year since 1949, Mental Health America has held Mental Health Month. Along with affiliates across the United States, Mental Health America strives to share the importance of mental health with millions of people through media coverage, mental health screenings, and events led by individuals and organizations. Especially this year, mental health is a topic...

What Does a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Do? A Complete Guide
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What Does a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Do? A Complete Guide

Drug and alcohol addiction is a pervasive problem in the United States. According to a recent national survey, nearly 20% of teens and adults struggle with a substance abuse disorder. Alcohol is the leading source of addiction (74%), while illicit drugs account for 38% of reported instances of addiction.  Many of those people can successfully...

Five Reasons Why Those in Recovery Enter into A Career of Alcohol and Drug Counseling
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Five Reasons Why Those in Recovery Enter into A Career of Alcohol and Drug Counseling

There are many types of counselors ranging from speech and marriage to rehabilitation and trauma. However, a good Alcohol and Drug counselor’s advice and guidance are not only valuable but potentially life-saving. Most people wonder what could compel someone to open their time and heart to addicts and potential societal misfits. It could be that...

Six Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Counseling
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Six Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Counseling

Are you interested in a career where you can help people overcome challenges? Then becoming a drug and alcohol counselor could be the career for you.   It is estimated that over 23 million Americans have a drug or alcohol abuse disorder. Those that enter treatment learn a lot about themselves.  The individual can understand the...

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...