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Is Addictions Counselling Training Right for You?

Choosing whether to pursue a career as an addictions counsellor is a big decision. Becoming an Addictions Counsellor is a challenging career choice. However, for the right individual who is propelled by passion, dedication and commitment, this kind of work can be extremely rewarding. Good addictions...
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How Graduates Put Their Addictions Counselling Training into Practice in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Communities

“When I was six years old I was snatched from my home and sent to Residential School in Marieval, Saskatchewan,” recalls Robert Kakakaway. “I went from a warm and loving environment to a lonely cold world where I was called a Pagan and a Heathen. The nuns slapped us and pulled our...
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Helping Clients Overcome Prescription Drug Abuse with Addictions Counsellor Training

According to the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA), harm associated with prescription drugs has emerged as a leading public health and safety concern across North America. Here in Canada, some First Nations organizations have even declared states of crisis owing to the prevalence of...
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3 Relapse Prevention Strategies You’ll Learn in Addictions Counsellor Courses

What is addiction? Essentially, addiction has two main criteria: difficulty controlling use and duration of use of substances such as alcohol or drugs, and the inability to discontinue use, even after negative impact on one’s life, including the impact on relationships. The challenge for addiction...
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A Guide to Compassionate Language for Students in Professional Counselling Training

Language is powerful. We use language to understand experiences, express ourselves, and communicate with others. When we engage in dialogue, our words express not only our ideas but also our intentions, emotions, and even personal biases. For those in the professional counselling industry,...
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