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Deadline extended to Sept. 27 to complete Quality of Life Survey

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Clinicians in the addiction field now have until Sept. 27 to complete Addiction Professional's 2016 Quality of Life Survey, our annual look at challenges and opportunities in the profession.

How's your work life? Tell us in our Quality of Life Survey

September 7, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Participate in our brief online Addiction Professional Quality of Life Survey, which addresses caseloads, supervision, self-care and a host of other job satisfaction topics.

Capacity crisis: Workforce shortages cast shadow over Golden State

September 6, 2016  |  Pete Nielsen, MA, CADC II
The advocacy community in California again is calling for a licensure measure for substance use treatment professionals in the state, after another failed effort in this year's legislative session.

Sober home operator changes course, settles suit against Calif. city

May 12, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Solid Landings Behavioral Health has decided to end a legal battle over a city ordinance regulating recovery residences in Costa Mesa, Calif., saying it wants to develop larger service sites that would incorporate treatment and housing.

NALGAP leaders say Tenn. counselor law will seriously harm LGBT patients

May 6, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Leaders of the national association representing LGBT addiction professionals say the new Tennessee law giving counselors leeway to withhold treatment is unnecessary and stigmatizing.

Why counselor licensure in California might pass this time

April 13, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
A more united, and smaller, community of credentialing organizations could pave the way for alcohol and drug counselor licensure legislation that supporters believe would elevate the profession.

The basics of getting hired as a counselor

March 28, 2016  |  Larry Adler
An addiction treatment center CEO says his organization looks for flexibility and proper boundaries, among the qualities it seeks in prospective clinicians.

Certification of Mass. sober homes expected to protect consumers

March 22, 2016  |  Alison Knopf, Contributing Writer
Massachusetts is in the process of implementing a law under which state-funded treatment providers will not be able to refer patients to non-certified sober homes.

RCA's initial branding will occur at existing center in New Jersey

February 22, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
In a move that expands on its initial vision, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) will officially enter the addiction treatment market on March 1 when New Jersey-based Lighthouse becomes Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse.

Recovery support initiative prefers coaches with more extended sobriety

February 11, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
The recovery support entity ASCENT believes that hiring peer recovery coaches with at least three years of stable recovery will enhance the coaching relationship.

Florida introduces master's-level professional credential

October 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
Florida's newly available Master's Level Addiction Professional credential reflects directions being pursued in an increasingly managed care-influenced service system. ranks top 20 online master's programs for addiction, behavioral counseling

September 23, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor
Programs were ranked using accreditation, cost and length of program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for qualified substance abuse and behavioral counselors will rise by 31% over the next 10 years.


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