Category Archives: Family

Understanding Addiction From A Mother & Son

July 17, 2021

Jaime and his mother, Karen, share the story of his addiction and her struggle. Both are interviewed by Academy for Addiction Professionals founder Ben Brafman. Ben Brafman & Jaime Blaustein Discuss His Journey Through Addiction Ben Brafman & Jaime Blaustein’s … Continue reading

What You May Experience When a Loved One Is In Treatment

May 4, 2016

Getting a loved one into treatment can be a relief to months or years of agony and worry about their well-being. After all, treatment represents a safe environment in which to move toward sobriety and normalcy. However, addiction does not … Continue reading

The Dos and Don’ts of Drug Rehab Aftercare – For Families

April 20, 2016

Addiction is a disease for which we do not yet have a cure. Detox and subsequent behavioral counseling is the most effective means of maintaining a clean future, however nothing in the world of addiction is guaranteed and addicts will fight … 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

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

Families – And The Roles They Play

February 4, 2015

“The stones thrown from close-up hurt more than those thrown from afar” “You can choose your friends, but you sho’ can’t choose your family.” ~ Harper Lee There’s no shortage of quotes about families, their issues and dysfunction. And, in many … Continue reading


CBHT Special Pricing

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.