Category Archives: Jobs & Careers

Mentoring – Improving Care and Leaving a Legacy

December 14, 2015

As addiction counselors, we seek to make a difference – a lasting impression on those with whom we work and on those whom we treat today and have helped in the past. There is no greater satisfaction than to feel … 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

Preparations for Professional Development Have Begun

December 11, 2013

Professional development is a key component of a successful career. Indeed, for many, work is the most stressful part of their lives. Problems in their work life including anxieties, lack of confidence or hostile behavior from others can ruin the … Continue reading

The Academy for Addiction Professional’s Job Board

August 12, 2013

Are you interested in finding a career in the addiction industry? Or are you an employer looking for qualified candidates? In either, case The Academy for Addiction Professionals’ new job board is the place to turn. With free job searches … Continue reading

New Internship Opportunities

June 10, 2013

In conjunction with our sister company, treatment center Destination Hope, we have developed a comprehensive internship program for aspiring counselors and behavioral technicians. Students can apply for a hands-on, part-time or full-time internship that can be used to hone their … Continue reading

The Benefits of Hiring Certified Behavioral Techs

March 25, 2013

Today, with a need for growth and by providing a basic level of training, many addiction treatment facilities are hiring behavioral health technicians. Some of these hires do not have the skills to effectively manage clients. With the significant increase … Continue reading

Do You Need An Addiction Certification?

March 18, 2013

Many counselors who have held their jobs for years and are fully entrenched in their careers may not understand the true benefit of an education in addiction and a professional certification from the Florida Certification Board. For those pondering that … Continue reading

Education is Important for Non Counselors Too

March 8, 2013

Training and education is a critically important part of counseling, to be sure. That said, a grasp and understanding of addiction and addiction treatment is critical to the effectiveness of other employees in a treatment facility. Admissions specialists, administrative personnel … Continue reading

Internships in Addiction Treatment

November 28, 2012

Internships can be a very worthwhile endeavor to pursue as you prepare to become an addiction counselor or as you consider enhancing your career. Internships are not only for those in high school or college. Rather, they can be very … Continue reading

Getting a Job in Addiction Treatment

November 4, 2012

Getting a job in today’s business climate has proven to be a challenge for many aspiring behavioral techs and counselors. On a very positive note however, it is worth remembering that the addiction counseling industry is growing significantly more quickly … 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.