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What is CAC Certification?

Posted on: 05/05/2017

Substance use disorder counseling, also called addiction counseling, is a rapidly growing field offering a variety of career opportunities. Entering this profession requires specialized training, and there are several different […]

Substance Abuse vs. Dependence: What’s the Difference?

Posted on: 12/05/2014

Stigma often surrounds the use of terms such as addiction, dependence, and substance abuse. In recent years, related medical terminology has been changed and clarified. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual […]

What is CAP Certification?

Posted on: 09/23/2014

Rising demand for addiction treatment, thanks to expanded insurance access, has led to a greater need for qualified addiction treatment professionals. Credentialing agencies play an important role in ensuring quality […]

Should Marijuana be Legal? Things to Consider Before Voting

Posted on: 07/25/2014

The legality of marijuana has been a topic of ongoing debate in the U.S. since the Great Depression, but public sentiments regarding the substance have been tentative and shifting since […]

How to Become an Addiction Counselor

Posted on: 07/11/2014

Since the expansion of health insurance benefits to millions more Americans under the Affordable Care Act, more individuals in need of treatment for substance abuse disorders have been able to […]

Daniel Logan: I came to addiction later in life.

Posted on: 04/10/2014