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How to Become a CADC in New Jersey: Your Step-by-Step Guide

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If you're an aspiring substance abuse counselor in the state of New Jersey, you can obtain either a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certification or Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) licensing. A CADC works with individuals struggling with substance use disorders and their families to put them on the path to recovery....
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JAN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 15, 2021

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The Coming Mental Health TsunamiOn October 24, 2020, against the backdrop of a presidential election, the third wave of COVID-19 hit the U.S. Americans were already sick. With mental healthcare inaccessible to many Americans and a 35% increase in annual suicide rates from 1999 to 2018 according to the CDC, an epidemic was already festering.. Impact...
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JAN
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Parents need to be the Role Models Once Marijuana is Available

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As I was writing this column, the law enabling the sale of marijuana in New Jersey has not gone into effect yet. I expect that the governor already signed the bill and it went into effect January 1, 2021. But don't assume that sale of the plant will go into effect immediately. There is more work for the legislature to do. There is a need for the st...
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JAN
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 8, 2021

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A pharmacy resolution for 2021: let's improve the way patients with addiction are treatedThere's evidence that community pharmacy's disrespect for people with addiction is deterring them from seeking the drug treatments designed to aid their recovery — putting them at risk of drug-related death. America's Hidden Epidemic: Psychiatric Drugs, Addicti...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 1, 2021

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N.J.'s legal weed bill held up again at the final stage as Murphy wants penalties for underage useThe years-long push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey has stalled once again — this time on Gov. Phil Murphy's desk. At issue now: a disagreement over whether there should be penalties for those under 21 who possess or use weed. Gambling addiction 's...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 18, 2020

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Greetings all. Please note that we will not publish our Addiction News & Policy Update next Friday, December 25, 2020. On behalf of our Board of Trustees, and our staff, we wish you a Merry Christmas Just what the doctor ordered: Mental health and wellness appsKaiser Permanente clinicians can refer their patients to self-care apps, and new case...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 11, 2020

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A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes OnlineIt began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery. Teen vaping is the other epidemic during the coronavirus era: What parents need to know Health experts are ...
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DEC
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Senior Depression: Do You Recognize These 12 Common Signs?

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Detecting depression in older adults can be difficult because symptoms may manifest differently than in younger people. For example, some seniors who are experiencing depression may not display sadness as a major symptom, but rather appear to feel tired more regularly or seem more irritable and grumpier than usual. What makes diagnosing depression ...
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DEC
06
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Put the Electronics Down!

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Because December is gift-giving month, I find myself contemplating the perfect gifts for my wife, our children; grandchildren; and other friends and relatives. I am especially focused on the method(s) by which I will be able to share these gifts with the recipients.But that's an item for discussion another time. So allow me to use this platform sou...
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DEC
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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending December 4, 2020

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Youth Mental Health During Pandemic Is Major Source of Stress for ParentsA new survey shows two-thirds of American parent respondents speak with their children about mental health at least once a month Saying It Nicer: Why Language Matters For People With Addiction When Hunter Biden told ABC News reporter, Amy Robach, to "say it nicer to me", milli...
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