Healing the healers: Counselors recovering from familial addiction

It’s time to treat the addicted person, the family, and the loved ones with humanity and compassion —- the same way we treat others with any type of potentially deadly disease.

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Workforce projections show a coming surplus of school counselors, shortage of addictions counselors

According to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), there will be a shortage of addiction and mental health counselors and a surplus of school counselors and marriage and family therapists in the decade to come. These predictions come from HRSA’s workforce projections, released recently for a variety of behavioral health professions, including professional counselors,…continue reading

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Standing in the shadow of addiction

Theresa Eschmann, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and addiction family specialist in private practice in St. Louis, experienced firsthand the power of denial in adult children of parents with alcohol use disorders. All her life, Eschmann had witnessed her mother struggle with this disorder, yet upon finding her mother dead with a bottle of alcohol…continue reading

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Group counseling with clients receiving medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders

Holistic care, or the integration of primary and behavioral health care along with other health care services, is becoming more common. In my experience as a mental health and chemical dependency counselor in an integrated care site, I have come to value the benefits that such wraparound services offer. I now have the opportunity to…continue reading

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Group counseling with clients receiving medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders

Holistic care, or the integration of primary and behavioral health care along with other health care services, is becoming more common. In my experience as a mental health and chemical dependency counselor in an integrated care site, I have come to value the benefits that such wraparound services offer. I now have the opportunity to…continue reading

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