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Get Ready for a Successful Addictions Career!

Whether you are just beginning your addictions career or are an established professional, it is important to recognize the benefit of life-long learning and training.

Professional treatment for substance use disorders is a rapidly changing discipline. Research and evaluation studies are identifying new methods and tools for facilitating change and recovery.  Therefore, professional development has become a vital component of workforce development.

“I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.”
-- Abraham Lincoln

In this section, you will find the tools and information you need to prepare yourself or others for an effective and worthwhile addictions career.  Topics discussed include the importance of professional readiness, understanding addiction, development of the supervisor-supervisee relationship and staff clinical skills.  There are also a variety of resources and tools intended to help you or your staff prepare for certification and/or licensure; find the nearest addiction study program; locate distance and continuing education; and discover resource documents and training manuals for career development.



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