Category Archives: addiction

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

Newly Popular THC Product Hitting The Market

September 1, 2014

As we’ve seen more and more often lately, those looking to stay ahead of drug enforcement are coming up with novel ways to deliver commonly abused drugs. A newly popular phenomenon revolves around a concentrated delivery of THC (the psychoactive … Continue reading

Recovery Coach Course Launching Soon

July 7, 2014

The Academy for Addiction Professionals is excited to announce launch of our Recovery Coach Training course. Since the family unit is most often effective and affected in the recovery process, students will take Family Recovery Coaching that focuses on mending the problems that addiction … Continue reading

Psychological Effects of Obesity

December 4, 2012

By Dr. Muhammad Feteiha, Advanced Surgical Associates Understanding obesity means much more than calorie counting and exercise regimens. Yes, the results of obesity are most visible in someone’s physical presence, but the psychological effects of obesity are downright insidious.

Substance Abuse Counselor Responsibilities

October 31, 2012

Becoming a substance abuse counselor is a long process and rightly so. Remember, counselors have a very real responsibility to their clients and as such must be well trained and experienced. If you have looked at the certification requirements on … Continue reading

The Dangers of Addiction Transfer

August 5, 2012

Addicts and substance abusers who are able to leave drugs in the rear view mirror have scaled one of the most difficult challenges they will ever face in their lives. Their efforts are to be commended and they should be … Continue reading

Understanding Addiction In those Suffering from Obesity

June 12, 2012

By Dr. Matthew Lublin, Bariatric Surgeon As a bariatric surgeon, many patients come into my office wanting to lose a significant amount of weight, thinking that once the weight is gone, all their problems will cease to exist – the … Continue reading

How to Choose an Addiction Counselor

June 3, 2012

Oftentimes, when our loved ones hit rock bottom, it is us – the families, friends and loved ones – that pave the way for treatment at certain facilities. Undoubtedly, getting treatment at any respectable facility with any competent counselor can … Continue reading

Recovery is Ultimately Self-Directed

May 22, 2012

Self-direction revolves around the principle that our clients are the agents of recovery and it is their authority, through informed consent, that allows decisions to be made and recovery protocols to be implemented. As we navigate the waters of recovery … Continue reading

Social Media and the World of Addiction

May 7, 2012

Social media has become a staple in the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout the United States and the world. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become hotbeds of creativity, communication and support. Social media’s presence in … 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.