Category Archives: News & Press

CRSS Scholarships Available From FCB

July 2, 2020

The Florida Certification Board has announced that an extension of the Certified Recovery Support Specialist scholarship is now available starting July 1, 2020. This is the same scholarship program that was previously available through a grant from The Florida Department … Continue reading

Welcoming Our Newest Instructor – Carlee!

April 12, 2018

The Academy for Addiction Professionals is very excited to welcome Carlee Pollard to our family of instructors. Carlee is currently a BHT at Destination Hope, a South Florida treatment center, where she assists the psychiatric ARNP and nursing staff in the … Continue reading

New DCF Rules Regarding Referrals to Recovery Residences

July 19, 2016

The Department of Children and Families of Florida (DCF) has recently implemented sweeping changes to the rules governing referrals to recovery residences. DCF has mandated that in order for addiction treatment centers to legally refer a client to a recovery … Continue reading

Ben Brafman on “Fox & Friends”

January 25, 2016

Ben Brafman, President and CEO of Destination Hope, visits the “Fox & Friends” studio to discuss The Academy for Addiction Professionals and his age-specific and gender-specific programs on their national morning show. Check out the segment below: Watch the latest … Continue reading

Shira Ackerman Joins The FCB Advisory Council

November 11, 2014

We are very proud of our very own Shira Ackerman, Program Director of The Academy for Addiction Professionals, who was recently appointed to the Behavioral Health Advisory Council at the Florida Certification Board. Since becoming program director, Shira has taken … Continue reading

Make Every Month National Recovery Month

October 11, 2014

Celebrating its 25th year, SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month has become an invaluable tool to spread the word on recovery from alcohol and drugs. The Academy for Addiction Professionals was proud to be a National Recovery Month Planning Partner last month. … 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

The Academy is Now NAADAC Approved

December 27, 2013

We’re excited to announce that The Academy for Addiction Professionals is now a NAADAC approved education provider. We are also supporting the organization as a NAADAC Organizational Member. Becoming an approved education provider for NAADAC was a key goal for … Continue reading

Holiday Food Drive

November 19, 2013

With the Holiday Season approaching, The Academy for Addiction Professionals is initiating an Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Collection. This is an opportunity for us to share our gratitude and good fortune with individuals in the community who might need … Continue reading

Introducing Saturday Addiction Counselor Training Classes

October 23, 2013

As a result of the overwhelming interest in our training programs and core courses, we have added a Saturday course to our schedule. We believe that the addition of Saturday classes will offer unparalleled flexibility for students who want to … 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.