Category Archives: Addiction Counselor Best Practices

The History of Mental Illness & Treatment

April 28, 2021

Such a broad and global topic and more relevant today then any other time. The focus of the power point is the history of mental illness in USA and what has come of it over a short few hundred years. … Continue reading

Diabetes and Mental Illness

April 12, 2021

Diabetes is a secretly deadly disease that if not treated properly can cause a lot of pain and suffering.  If you have a mental illness it will definitely negatively impact the symptoms you are dealing with.  Diabetes impacts areas such … Continue reading

Trauma and Addiction Webinar

March 13, 2021

  Trauma and addiction – these two are linked in trying to understand the disease of addiction and the many layers it has as it takes over a person. Some believe that trauma and addiction are the same thing and … Continue reading

Documentation 101 – An Overview

February 13, 2021

  From the video: Documentation is critical to the success of clinical care. It’s critical to the success of getting paid for what you’re good at and what you do and it’s critical for historical purposes so that you can … Continue reading

Live Classes Resuming at The Academy

January 29, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy has not been able to offer our very popular in-person addiction treatment courses. All our courses have been taken on demand through our learning portal. However, we are very excited to announce … Continue reading

Alternative Therapies in Addiction Treatment

August 18, 2020

Professional substance abuse treatment can make the difference between continued suffering and a healthy, sober life. As a counselor, it can be beneficial and important for your treatment plan to also include alternative therapies that address trauma and other elements … Continue reading

Several Alternative Treatments Show Promises for PTSD Patients

July 20, 2020

As counselors and professionals in the addiction treatment industry, we will surely come across individuals with cooccurring disorders. A very common mineral health concern is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Individuals with PTSD may show a variety of symptoms … Continue reading

What Addiction Certification Is Best for You?

May 18, 2020

Those considering a career in the addiction field often ask which certification is right for them. Of course, there is no right answer, as the decision largely depends on each student’s personal circumstances as well as their goals in the … Continue reading

The Difference Between a Certified Addiction Counselor and Professional

May 4, 2020

Just a few years ago, the Florida Certification Board had three counselor-level certifications including the Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP). Eventually the CAS was discontinued. Some time thereafter, the FCB introduced a mandate … Continue reading

Career Outlook for Those in Addiction Studies Courses

March 6, 2020

We often receive calls from prospective students interested in finding out more about career possibilities in the field of addiction once they have received their certification. It is a very difficult question to answer, but in this blog post, we … Continue reading

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