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California Governor Jerry Brown Grants Dozens Of Drug Pardons
As Brown's pardon notes, Guest is now the coordinator of the drug rehabilitation program he participated in following his conviction. "I've been waiting 14 years for this call … this just blows me away," Guest told the Los Angeles Times. "Good people …
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Bill seeking background checks for rehab clinic owners advances
Alexander Ferdman ran a taxpayer-funded drug rehabilitation clinic in California's San Fernando Valley for years, despite a felony conviction for organized crime. State officials didn't seem to know his criminal background until an investigation by The …
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Treatment center hosts open house
Hotel California by the Sea, a self-proclaimed luxury drug and alcohol treatment center based in Newport Beach, hosted an open house Thursday evening to celebrate the unveiling of its new outpatient services center in Costa Mesa. More than 80 community …
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Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk
Last year, New York's Supreme Court ruled that a hospital was not liable for the overdose death of a physician who, after returning from drug rehabilitation, was given operating room duty, where she had ready access to the propofol that killed her …
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JRMC adds cardiac rehab programs
The Jamestown Regional Medical Center Cardiopulmonary Rehab Department has added phase III cardiopulmonary rehabilitation to its cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs. Phase III is an extension of the phase II cardiac and pulmonary …
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Medi-Cal agency to overhaul drug rehab program after critical audit
California's Medi-Cal agency is launching an overhaul of its drug rehabilitation program in light of a damning internal audit that spotlights ham-handed oversight and confirms many findings of a yearlong investigation by The Center for Investigative …
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Question by JonathanN: Does TNA have a “wellness program”?
Or do they just take in anyone and not care if they juice or not? Could Jeff Hardy go there if he doesn’t go to jail? Do they care about drug use?

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Answer by MICHAEL S
I don’t know.

Answer by Captain Awesome
of course not they just let them snort whatever they wants smoke whatever they want and that is why tna is the worst thing to happen to pro-wrestling since the PG-era

California Governor Proposes Drug Rehab Program Changes After Investigation
Jerry Brown has proposed millions of dollars in additional funding to crack down on abuses in the state's drug rehab program as a result of an investigation by CNN and The Center for Investigative Reporting. The governor's budget summary specifies …
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As rehab operators fight to reopen clinics, criminal pasts come to light
For more than a decade, Steven Proshak has been a leader of Circle of Friends Outpatient Services, a suspended Los Angeles rehab center that is seeking to be reinstated. He was convicted of domestic violence in 2011 and has pleaded not guilty in a …
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Rehab Clinics Cut Off for Questionable Billing Still Reaped Federal Funds
Carol Silva was the clinical director at Reseda Substance Abuse Treatment Center for four months ending in 2009. She says she reported that the clinic was falsifying documents to state officials, but the Department of Health Care Services says it has …
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Cycles of Change Announces Nutritional and Wellness Plan
The treatment center, located in Los Angeles, will use this program to continue to meet the needs of its clients. When an individual is working through recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, it is important to heal the entire individual. Cycles of …
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Josh Brolin Reportedly Going To Rehab For 'Substance Abuse'
Josh Brolin is apparently trying to live up to his promise to quit drinking: The Oscar-nominated actor reportedly checked himself into rehab recently in Northern California for substance abuse, Us Weekly reports. The 45-year-old "Gangster Squad" actor …
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Question by Dan W: Can i become a councilor with a GED?
Well i am wondering if you can become a councilor for drug abuse if you only have a GED, because i was addicted to methamphetamine, marijuana, inhalants, and alcohol for about five years of my life and luckily i got myself help and have been clean for about 2 years now and i would really like to help people overcome the demons i also faced trying to become clean, any help would be wonderful. Thanks for any feed back.

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Answer by jannsody
Congratulations on having almost two years of sobriety! With regard to becoming a substance abuse counselor, I believe that most with a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) have a master’s degree which takes about six years of college, if attending on a full-time basis. There are different levels of training for addictions counseling, but most jobs prefer those with a master’s degree.

Please also be aware that in order to get one’s certification as a CAC (or similar credentials), the person needs A LOT of clinical experience which includes having an actual patient caseload of those with addiction.

With regard to schooling, please AVOID those private overly priced For-profit schools such as kaplan, ashworth, capella, university of phoenix, devry, ITT tech, strayer, everest, brown mackie, american public university, keiser, argosy, penn foster, ashford, grand canyon, westwood, stratford career, pima medical institute, colorado tech and others as they are merely out to “make a profit” (** and their course credits usually do NOT transfer to other schools).

These consumer sites have a lot of negative posts by former students about those for-profit schools, and please heed the students’ warnings:



– and can search.

Please instead consider the more affordable community college and/or public/state university as long as the program is accredited within the industry.

For U.S. colleges:

This site is supposed to have more info re: (regarding) getting certified in addictions counseling: and can scroll down a bit.

General career info: and can search “counselors”, “social workers” or such.

Regarding inhalants or “huffing” (fumes or chemical vapors), my friend actually has a Brain Injury from inhalant use at the age of 12, now in her 30s.

Other risks of huffing include sight loss/blindness, heart/liver/kidney damage, seizures, limb spasms, hearing loss and even death, all of which can happen after the very FIRST time of use.

For anyone, this site has more info about the dangers of huffing – National Inhalant Prevention Coalition:

Wishing you continued recovery and wellness and that you continue making good, HEALTHY choices in life 🙂

Rehab clinics cut off for questionable billing still reaped federal funds
But the flow of drug rehab money to Goretti Health Services points to another problem. It shows what can happen … The oversight breakdowns resulted in troubled clinics retaining their state certification, a seal of approval that allows storefront …
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In Our Towns: Joint pain seminar at Elgin's Saint Joseph
Cannestra, of Midwest Bone and Joint Institute, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and member of the PSJH Medical Staff. He has been recognized as a specialist in … Renz Addiction Counseling Center is raffling two Chicago …
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Former Navy SEAL to be a Featured Speaker at the MODER8 Mental Bootcamp
McLeod and Michael will be joined by Licensed Professional Counselor, Jennifer Manly, who will be teaching how to recognize and control emotions that can sometimes lead to turning to substances or negative behaviors to cope. The workshop is being held …
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Question by Shane Lindsay: i was arrested for posession of marijuana and my job suspended me can i get unemployment?
it was only a small small 1 bag amount

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Answer by thefullmetalcore

Answer by Shamrock
Your company may have a different grounds on terminating your employment.
1) It may violate its drug free code of conduct policy and/or its arrest charge policies for employment. Suppose this charge was publicized and it mention that you were an employee of the company, it could damage the company’s name and image.
2) If you did not take a proper leave of absence when you went to rehab, you may also be terminated for job abandonment because you did not report to work after so many scheduled work days.

Now for claiming unemployment benefits, an employer can appeal to block an unemployment claim if the former employee violated rules or policies that caused the termination. This means that the employee was at fault for termination and not released on the “fault” of the employer. It is no harm in trying to collect, the worse that could happen is you have a hearing with the unemployment officer and employer rep. Some states are very “employee centered”, meaning you could have a good chance of winning the appeal.

Drug Rehab Center Wayne Opens Doors for Those Struggling with Addiction
Wayne, NJ is proud to have its own alcohol and drug addiction treatment center serving substance abusers from all walks of life. Since opening its doors, Drug Detox Wayne has offered new hope for those struggling with substance abuse. Addiction is a …
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LA County audit finds failures in oversight of drug rehab clinics
The report, released late Friday, was commissioned by the county Board of Supervisors after The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN revealed pervasive and unchecked fraud in the Drug Medi-Cal system, which provides addiction counseling for the …
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Drug Rehab Announces Services Now Available in Los Angeles Through Drug
The relationships formed between recovering individuals and staff members of the Los Angeles drug rehab center provide a strong support network that offers strength and guidance during the recovery journey, throughout the transition to life outside of …
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