Category Archives: Addiction Counselor Best Practices

Employee Training Options for Facilities

November 14, 2017

The Academy for Addiction Professionals has always been proud of our relationships with treatment centers across Florida and throughout the nation. We appreciate the trust they place in our programs to educate their employees. Oftentimes, whether at our classrooms or … Continue reading

A Day in the Life: Peer Support Specialist

August 8, 2017

Peer support in addiction treatment is neither a new nor controversial concept. Indeed, it represents a proven benefit to those in recovery. Peer support specialists are those who may or may not have been affected by drug use, but have … Continue reading

A Day in the Life: Certified Behavioral Health Technician

July 31, 2017

The Certified Behavioral Health Technician or CBHT is one of the most important and frankly, underappreciated jobs in the addiction treatment industry. From a certification standpoint, it represents both an entry-level designation, but also an incredibly valuable way to gain … Continue reading

The Importance of Documentation

March 10, 2017

By Phillip Smith, Student at The Academy Documentation plays a crucial role in any treatment setting. Documentation helps assure continuity of care. There are many important moments in treatment. Proper documentation can help the practitioner to recall those moments. Behaviors … Continue reading

The Importance of a Multi-disciplinary Approach to Service Coordination

February 28, 2017

by Maria Distefano, Student at The Academy Have you ever witnessed a person make a complete change in their life for the better? Have you ever wondered how they did it and where the help came from? There is usually … Continue reading

How Long Should Addiction Treatment Last?

April 1, 2016

It’s a question that most families, and their loved ones suffering from substance abuse, ask – how long does a typical course of substance abuse treatment last? There is no specific number to answer that question — it all depends … Continue reading

Ben Brafman on “Fox & Friends”

January 25, 2016

Ben Brafman, President and CEO of Destination Hope, visits the “Fox & Friends” studio to discuss The Academy for Addiction Professionals and his age-specific and gender-specific programs on their national morning show. Check out the segment below: Watch the latest … Continue reading

Narcan Education & Information Session

January 18, 2016

The Academy for Addiction Professionals invites you to a Narcan Education and Information Session When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 10am until 12pm Where: Palm Beach County SubstanceAwareness Coalition located at 2300 High Ridge Rd. Boynton Beach, FL 33426. The session … Continue reading

The Effectiveness (If Any) of E-Therapy

December 28, 2015

E-Therapy represents the latest in access to care for the scores of Americans that suffer from mental illness, but do not have appropriate or accessible care nearby. The concept, in its most basic form, is to conduct a professional course … Continue reading

Mentoring – Improving Care and Leaving a Legacy

December 14, 2015

As addiction counselors, we seek to make a difference – a lasting impression on those with whom we work and on those whom we treat today and have helped in the past. There is no greater satisfaction than to feel … Continue reading

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The Academy for Addiction Professionals is a leading addiction professional training center and an approved education provider for both the Florida Certification Board (FCB) and NAADAC. We offer interactive in-class (South Florida Location) and online training courses for the Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Certified Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) and Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) levels of certification as well as Continuing Education and Professional Development programs.