Category Archives: Addiction Counselor Best Practices

What is Role Incompatibility?

September 30, 2015

In a recent industry news blog post, we described how younger folks often curtail their heavy drinking tendencies when they get married. The working theory behind this is Role Incompatibility. But what is role incompatibility and how does it affect … Continue reading

Financial Stresses and Substance Abuse

September 17, 2015

Stress can cause a myriad of serious psychological and physical ailments. And one of the most prevalent sources of stress revolves around finances. After all, there is usually an escape from home life stress or the daily grind of work … Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

July 6, 2015

Many recovering addicts continue to smoke tobacco long after they have eliminated drugs and alcohol from their bodies. There is of course a psychological comfort or crutch-like component to smoking. However the physical traits of nicotine make smoking a natural … Continue reading

Managing Eating Disorders with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

May 5, 2015

Like Substance Use Disorders, eating disorders are often a function of deeply ingrained maladaptive core beliefs and assumptions, that not only prescribe the lens through which a client views the world, but also limits his/her reactions to a very distinct … Continue reading

The State of Substance Abuse in The US

December 8, 2014

To coincide with national recovery month the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA released a report on the breadth of substance abuse and mental illness in United States. The report shows both some alarming statistics as well … Continue reading

The Importance of Creativity in Continuing Education

March 4, 2014

Most clinicians who come to The Academy for Addiction Professionals for their continuing education credits, whether they take online or in person classes, look to complete their state-mandated requirements as quickly as possible and move on. They may do so … Continue reading

Staying Current With Addiction Related Trends

February 20, 2014

Counselors, recovering addicts and casual observers alike should be aware of the trends and latest research in addiction. Counselors in particular should understand the latest treatment methodologies as well as emerging trends in drug use and abuse. However, counselors also … Continue reading

Our August 2013 Lunch and Learn – A Great Success!

September 18, 2013

August 2013 marked a milestone in what has become a very popular monthly activity at The Academy – offsite Continuing Education trainings. Each month, The Academy for Addiction Professionals has partnered with one or more leaders in the field of … Continue reading

Recovery Resources at The Touch Of A Button

June 2, 2013

As we continue to break technological barriers in today’s society, the boundary between personal, one-to-one communication and communication over “the cloud” has become blurred. To be sure, it is very important that counselors speak to their clients face-to-face in the … Continue reading

Great Addiction Treatment Supervisors

December 13, 2012

While, as addiction counselors, we are most focused on our clients and how to best serve them, part of counseling includes the relationship that we have with our supervisors. Supervisors come in many shapes and sizes and while it would … Continue reading

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