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Education & Employment Readiness Programs

When I worked with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions  as Director of Education, I gave seminars at the Education and Employment Track Annual Conference.   My topic was best practices regarding how educational and job readiness efforts relate to counseling and recovery program efforts.   Here are some of the thoughts I shared with those attending: A.       […]

What to Do When a Drunk Comes to the Shelter

Some organizations use breathalyzer machines to keep all intoxicated individuals out of their shelters.   Those who “blow” over the legal limit for intoxication (in most states it is a .10 blood/alcohol content) are not allowed to stay for the night.   In my opinion, this strict policy may actually prevent us from reaching people with the […]

Why Become a Certified Addiction Counselor?

So, what is the Certified Addiction Counselor credential?   And would Christian recovery program staff members benefit from attaining it?   I think there are some compelling reasons to pursue credentialing for anyone considering a career in the field of addiction. A.               Introducing the CAC – The CAC is the professional credential that is the standard for […]