Category Archives: Introductory

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

Tips for Out-of-State Students

June 20, 2017

We receive inquiries from around the country by students interested in taking our courses, but not knowing how they will reciprocate in their state or country. It is often difficult to decipher the educational requirements as they can vary widely … Continue reading

FCB Offers Scholarship for CRSS Fees

June 8, 2017

The Florida Certification Board recently announced that they will be offering qualified students with appropriate financial documentation a waiver of the application and exam fees normally imposed on the CRRS course. This waiver, or scholarship, will hopefully have the effect … Continue reading

We Welcome a New Instructor – C-Kwon

May 28, 2017

The Academy for Addiction Professionals is very excited to welcome C-Kwon – yes, he only has one name – to our family of instructors. C-Kwon is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Counselor at Destination Hope, a South Florida treatment center and … Continue reading

New DCF Rules Regarding Referrals to Recovery Residences

July 19, 2016

The Department of Children and Families of Florida (DCF) has recently implemented sweeping changes to the rules governing referrals to recovery residences. DCF has mandated that in order for addiction treatment centers to legally refer a client to a recovery … 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

Making the Most of Your 2015 Resolutions

January 8, 2015

One of the most valuable concepts that we learn during the course of addiction treatment is how to set goals. And while we set goals throughout the year, there is no time like the New Year to set new and … 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 War Room

November 24, 2014

This month, let’s talk about charity. I was recently filmed (watch it here) taking the ALS ice bucket challenge. As the freezing cold water was poured over me – slowly I’ll have you know – and I froze my rear … 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.