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Question by Olyphant: Who is the Mr. Hathaway that Amy Winehouse refers to in “Rehab”?

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Answer by mslewis32
Donny Hathaway. R and B singer in the seventies. Music folk love him and he has inspired alot of the “neo-soul” and English R&B music acts …

Tori Spelling In Hospital For Drug Detox – Rehab Shocker?
If viewers are to believe everything Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are feeding us, you'd accept that Tori has spent the last week in the hospital over marital drama that you've seen unfold on her docu-series True Tori. Too bad CDLers know better and …
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Quentin nearing rehab assignment after testing knee
WASHINGTON — Outfielder Carlos Quentin, on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his left knee, will be on the practice field at the Padres' Spring Training facility in Arizona on Monday. "He'll be taking [batting practice], fly balls and …

Clayton Kershaw sharp in Class A
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw breezed through five innings in a minor league rehabilitation assignment for Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night. Neither Kershaw nor the team is ruling out the possibility …
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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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Question by : How much do rehab counselors make ?
So i am starting to see what i am interested in when im older… and ever since a loss of a family member to drugs i have been interested in the career tittle of helping other with drugs and alcohol addictions .. So i been thinking about a Drug/Alcohol Counselor… but what exactly do they do and how much do they make… ive looked on the internet but they never really gave me a straight answer (the area i would work would be San Diego/Los Angeles California area)

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Answer by jannsody
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. How terrific that you’re wanting to make a difference though. A drug and alcohol counselor (or “addictions specialist” or “substance abuse counselor”) needs to get certified and have gotten a lot of clinical fieldwork experience with an actual patient caseload under supervision. A lot of jobs prefer those with a master’s degree. Some community colleges offer an associate (two-year) degree program in addictions counseling and that may help one to realize if he or she would like to continue in the field with training. There may be a bachelor’s degree in substance abuse counseling, too.

For general career info: and can search ‘counselors’ or such.

This site has more specific information about addictions counseling: and can click “education” and then “certification” or such.

For more information about addictions (and other types of) of counseling and to search for accredited programs in counseling:

With schooling, please avoid those private overly priced For-profit schools such as strayer, ashworth, devry, ITT tech, capella, argosy, keiser, aiu, walden, university of phoenix, colorado tech, kaplan, ashford, sanford brown, anthem, pima institute, brown mackie and others as they are merely out to “make a profit” (** and their course credits may NOT transfer to other schools).

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



– and can search.

U.S. colleges:

To search for possible local volunteer opportunities (including perhaps for a Crisis Helpline in which one would listen to the callers as opposed to giving advice):

Alex Wilson Counseling Services
Alex Wilson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor practicing in Greensboro, NC. Since 2006 he has practiced as a Grief and …
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Rutgers responds to NJ heroin problem
… Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse show the prevalence of this trend. “In 2012, there were more than 8,300 admissions to state-licensed or certified substance abuse treatment programs due to prescription drug abuse, an increase of 200 …
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Dine Out April 24 For St. Louis Effort For AIDS
Those employees include six certified application counselors who have been assisting clients with enrollment in the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace, made possible through a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health. More than 30 …
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Substance-abuse counsellor faces life in jail for driving drunk with dying man
A substance-abuse counsellor who drove more than three kilometres through a Los Angeles suburb with a dying man on her windshield faces a maximum prison term of 45 years to life. A jury last month found Sherry Lynn Wilkins, 52, guilty of second-degree …
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Transforming lives by overcoming one addiction at a time
Because breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction is bloody hard work. Every little bit counts. Even a … "I got myself cleaned up, re-educated myself with degrees in psychology and counselling , found God," she says. Tina then committed to …
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Archives: Inside Narconon's bizarre treatments
Perhaps the lowest point in David Love's "treatment" for drug addiction at Narconon Trois Rivières was the five-hour sauna on his 25th day of fivehour saunas. Being forced to yell at an ashtray for hours on end – "Stand up, ashtray!" "Thank you. … On …
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AA counsellor warns of Paphos drinking culture
Describing himself as a recovering alcohol and drug addict, he now spends his life helping others to cope with the disease. “Addiction is a disease; physical, spiritual and mental, but help is here for anyone who needs it.” The trained drug and alcohol …
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Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult
Narcotics Anonymous was founded in Los Angeles in 1953, but by the late 1950s (when Dederich was sobering up) the organization was still very disorganized, and NA groups rarely met. So in 1958 Dederich decided to form his own group that, unlike AA, …
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Kris Jenner 'rushed to hospital'
Several outlets had suggested that he was being treated at The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment centre in Arizona. But a source added that Rob was with his trainer Gunnar Peterson in Los Angeles when the news broke. Concerns had been raised …
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Cork treatment centre trains addicts in resuscitation skills in effort to
A Cork treatment centre is training people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol in resuscitation skills in a bid to prevent death from overdose. The quality improvement initiative at Arbour House, a non-residential centre for people with alcohol and …
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Campbell County jail to treat for heroin addiction
The offices of the Campbell County District Court at 600 Columbia St., Newport, will be converted to house a 108-bed facility to treat inmates with substance abuse addictions with a focus on heroin. (Photo: Chris Mayhew/The Community Recorder ) …

5 things to know about heroin use, getting help
FILE – In this Monday, May 6, 2013 file photo, a drug addict prepares a needle to inject himself with heroin in front of a church in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). 1. Tuesday, April 8, 2014. PrintEmail Comments … helpline …
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Drug company sues state over painkiller ban
Patrick has called Zohydro a significant risk to drug addicts and the public at large. “Every opioid medication is addictive,” Galer said. “We are not alone. We should not be singled out. … Our goal is for the governor to remove the ban and to be …
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