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“Single Parent in Sobriety”

“Single Parent in Sobriety” When I was placed in a position where I was ready to do something that I didn’t really want (Sobriety), knew wouldn’t work (live sober), and didn’t understand (the 12 steps); that’s when I stayed clean and sober. In the program they call that willingness, I suppose. I had a three year old daughter, whom I hadn’t seen in over a year. Her mother and I cared about each other but didn’t know anything about living. We had very poor tools. Crystal meth and booze were the bad tools. I finally left this woman as our…

Choosing The Right Education To Become a Licensed Drug Counselor

In many ways drug counselors are professional multi-tasking individuals who function on a variety of levels. There are multiple aspects associated with drug addiction, and many times drug counselors finds themselves serving as a psychological counselor as well as a lifestyle change agent. Many addicts have lived for long periods in a depressive state and often have very many issues regarding “life on life’s terms” that must be ultimately addressed. Getting clean and sober requires personal changes and focused attention on priorities, which means the counselor is a general adviser as well as a professional practitioner. Healthcare Training Drug addicts…

How Much Does It Cost To Become a Drug Counselor?

Drug counseling is a growing field; it is due in part to the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act which considers addiction a treatable disease. Many health services providers have added drug treatment to their services menus and medical care networks. Types of Counselors Counselors vary by the role that they play and the types of organizations they represent. Much of the current system of counseling for drug addictions grew from two very distinct branches. It grew from recovered addicts who became program resources to guide and counsel others on the path to recovery. These self-help organizations have played…

How Becoming a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Can Help Your Recovery

How Becoming a Drug and Alcohol Counselor Can Help Your Recovery Many recovering addicts become alcohol or drug addiction counselors after completing their own detoxification and rehabilitation program. It is actually helpful for a recovered addict to begin a career as an addiction counselor because they are immersing themselves in a 12-step recovery program on a daily basis while assisting new clients. The Level of Care Offered in Rehabilitation Centers Each rehabilitation center has its own methods to help clients overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol, but the level of individualized care is high. Each client undergoes an evaluation before…