Category Archives: Laws and Rules

This Ain’t Your Parents’ Marijuana

March 14, 2019

The debate over the efficacy and safety of marijuana has raged for decades. On one side is the quintessential, lovable “pothead” that could never hurt a fly. He is totally chill and acts like a kid while eating strange snacks … Continue reading

Naloxone – The New, Lifesaving Drug?

February 1, 2016

The opiate overdose epidemic has hit home on every level. On one hand, the news and entertainment industries have finally given the issue the respect and coverage it deserves. On the other hand, the problem has become so severe that … Continue reading

Jail Diversion Programs – The Future of Criminal Justice?

August 25, 2015

Court ordered addiction treatment programs that serve to divert non-violent criminals with mental illness and substance abuse issues have gained in popularity in recent years. Florida, and Broward County in particular, has been at the forefront of this trend. A … Continue reading

The Scourge of Synthetic Marijuana

February 10, 2015

Of the 1.2 million Emergency Room visits related to illicit drugs in 2011, only 28,531 were related to synthetic marijuana or cannabinoids. It may not seem like a big number, but consider that in 2010 there were only 11,406. This … Continue reading

Concerns Regarding The E-Cigarette Trend

September 18, 2014

Even though they have been marketed as a healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes also known as e-cigs, vape pens or dabbers poses significant health challenge to our population. Since e-cigarettes contain nicotine, many users may become addicted much like … 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

What Is The Florida Certification Board?

June 17, 2013

The Florida Certification Board is the private regulatory body in Florida that oversees the certification of addiction counselors and other addiction treatment providers throughout the state. This board, a nonprofit group dedicated to ensuring the highest level of professionalism and … Continue reading

The Link Between Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

May 23, 2013

The differences between substance abuse and mental illness are often blurred, especially because they are often treated as co-occurring disorders. Indeed, there is a significant cause and effect relationship between the two, as many mentally ill patients present substance abuse … Continue reading

Why Is The Baker Act So Important?

May 15, 2013

The Baker Act, also known as the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, is extremely important because it lays the groundwork for the voluntary or involuntary emergency admission of those suffering from mental illnesses. By standardizing rules and regulations surrounding … 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.