According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, substance abuse counselor employment positions are projected to grow 22% by 2024. The role a counselor plays in their clients’ lives is crucial. It’s not a role just anyone can take on, and becoming a successful counselor involves developing and attaining … [Read more...] aboutHow to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor
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It’s a new year, and maybe you’re thinking about a new you. Maybe you’re advancing your education or considering a career move. Is becoming a substance abuse counselor playing on your mind? If so, then learning about what a substance abuse counselor is will help guide you. According to the United … [Read more...] aboutWhat Is a Substance Abuse Counselor?
Using drugs changes the way the brain works. You know the brain is very important. It controls everything that goes on in the body, including breathing, thinking, and walking. When you choose to do drugs, you take a substance that gets in the way of the brain doing its job. The Brain at a Glance The … [Read more...] aboutDrug Education: Drugs and Your Brain
Judging others for their addictions is easy when we don’t understand what they are going through. Every individual has his or her own set of challenges to overcome in life, and with this said finding compassion can, at times, be difficult. Sometimes all it takes is a better understanding of another … [Read more...] aboutThe Role of Dopamine in Recovery