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Employees at NAATP centers eligible for education aid

June 23, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) has announced a member benefit available through a joint initiative with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

Texas lawmakers pass loan repayment bill for counselors

May 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A bill that awaits Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's signature would offer loan repayment assistance to licensed chemical dependency counselors as a workforce development strategy.

Counseling students seek broader skill set

March 30, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The pursuit of dual credentialing in addictions and mental health remains popular in higher education programs.

IC&RC changes case study portion of counselor exam

January 9, 2017  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) is replacing the long written case presentation on its Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) examination.

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

September 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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