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  SECOND EDITION GETS AN UPDATE
The Addiction Professional, 3rd Edition
Originally developed by Breining Institute starting in 1986 as a workbook for its students, The Addiction Professional has been continually updated with contributions from Breining Institute faculty members, graduate students and other practitioners in the field of addictions.   . . . more
     

  FIRST EDITION GETS AN UPDATE
La Adicción Profesional
The first edition of La Adicción Profesional: Manual de Competencias de los Asesores
is the Spanish language translation of The Addiction Professional: Manual for Counselor Competency   . . . more
     

  RECOMMENDED READ
Stop Anger, Be Happy
Stop Anger, Be Happy is an exceptionally well-written and user-friendly guide to help individuals understand and deal with anger issues. After acknowledging that “anger is normal,”  . . . more
     

  RECOMMENDED READ
Intervention, Treatment and Recovery
Intervention, Treatment and Recovery: A Practical Guide to the TAP 21 Addiction Counseling Competencies, is a well-researched and well-written guide for the individual studying to become a competent . . . more
     

  UPDATED DATA ANALYSIS: 2005 to 2013
Trend continues: Incoming AOD workforce younger, more educated
Analyzing data from over 14,000 substance abuse counselors who have earned or are seeking certification as Registered Addiction Specialists (RAS) throughout the United States, Breining Institute . . . more
     

  NEED HELP PASSING THE RAS /ACE CERTIFICATION EXAM?
Try Strong's PASS program
Jonathan Strong developed a program to help him pass the RAS Exam with one of the top 3 scores recorded for the 1,176 exams administered in 2010 . . .
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  EXCELLENCE IN SUPERVISION AWARDS
$10,000 awarded annually ...
Breining Institute is pleased to announce the November 1 Excellence in Supervision Award (ESA) recipients. Each year, $10,000 (ten $1,000 awards) is awarded to programs with exemplary commitment to ...
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  ON-LINE CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) BUNDLES
50% savings on special 40-hour Global and California CE bundles
Special 40-hour on-line continuing education (CE) bundles, with over $100 in savings on CE courses that satisfy renewal requirements for the RAS, RAS II, M-RAS, CSC and MCA credentials ...
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  TOP HONORS AS CERTIFICATION / EDUCATION PROVIDER IN CALIFORNIA
Survey reports Breining as one of the top certification agencies in California
In a recently-released survey report, Breining Institute was prominently identified as one of the top two agencies for professional certification of DUI Program Managers in California, as well as one of "the most commonly mentioned outside sources for staff training" . . . more
     

  RUTGERS UNIVERSITY ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS (ACA) SURVEY
Survey participation requested in on-line ACA survey
With roughly 26.8 million children of alcoholics in the U.S. (Mulligan, 2001), it is important to understand the impact that an alcoholic parent has on children’s development and adjustment. Studies indicate ... more
     

  ADP TRAINING CONFERENCE 2012
Winners of Breining training manuals announced
With so many friends stopping by our booth at the State of California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) 2012 Training Conference, we decided to present 10 conference participants with ...
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  UPDATED VIDEO: ADDICTION SPECIALIST (RAS) CREDENTIAL
Step-by-step: How to get certified, more on-line options
We've simplified the process, and added more on-line options, including the option to register using your mobile phone, in order to expedite your earning the nationally-accredited RAS credential . . .
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  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
FAQs regarding being awarded the RAS Credential
"How do I document my work experience?" "Where can I complete my education?" These and other frequently asked questions are answered . . .
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  CE VIDEOS ACCESSIBLE THROUGH YOUR PC, MAC AND MOBILE DEVICES
Breining CE videos now on iTunes U

Using iTunes with your PC, Mac or mobile devices, you can now access the Breining Institute CE videos through the Breining iTunes U site,  . . . more

     

  RECOMMENDED READ
Slipping through the Cracks

Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders, is an easy-to-read, informative guide for addiction counselors working with dually diagnosed  . . . more

     

  RECOMMENDED READ
Brain in Balance
Brain in Balance: Understanding the Genetics and Neurochemistry behind Addiction and Sobriety is a fascinating read about how the brain functions and its relationship to the development  . . . more
     

  OVER 500 TEST CENTERS LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
RAS Credential exam available internationally
The exam to earn the nationally-accredited Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) Credential is available internationally, including over 500 locations throughout the United States and Canada. . . . more
     

  CLINICAL SUPERVISOR CREDENTIAL (CSC)
CSC exam now available at over 500 test centers in US and Canada
Wherever you are in the United States or Canada, you are likely close to one of the over 500 exam centers where you can test to earn the Clinical Supervisor Credential (CSC), open to addiction professionals with a related license or certification from most agencies throughout the country  . . . more
     

  COMMUNITY RECOVERY RESOURCES: CENTER FOR HOPE
Breining alumnus' project nears completion
Mr. Daniels says that he likes to characterize the project as "Bringing recovery to main street," and "Creating a local solution for today and a national model for tomorrow." As part of his graduate studies . . . more
     

  NEW MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE
Women's treatment training manual
Women in Treatment: Substance Abuse Counselor Specialty Training Manual is now available for purchase through the Breining on-line Bookstore (FREE preview also available):
Breining Institute Bookstore
     

  WOMEN'S TREATMENT SPECIALIST (CWTS) CREDENTIAL
Women's treatment specialist credential, 40-hour education course
Based upon the Women in Treatment: Substance Abuse Counselor Specialty Training Manual and 40-hour education course, the Certified Women's Treatment Specialist (CWTS) credential is available . . .
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  RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AOD / SUD COUNSELORS
40-hour Co-occurring Disorders Education Course
Based upon SAMHSA's TIP 42, this 40-hour course, which can be completed entirely on-line, provides training to develop knowledge and skills for working with clients with co-occurring disorders . . .
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  ON-LINE 1-HOUR CONTINUING ED VIDEOS
On-line CE videos for your PC, Mac or smart mobile device
No passwords. No hassle. Just select course title to start watching these 1-hour continuing education (CE) courses, whether you prefer using your PC, Mac or smart mobile device . . . more
     

  MASTER COUNSELOR IN ADDICTIONS (MCA) CREDENTIAL
MCA exam now available at over 500 test centers in US and Canada
Wherever you are in the United States or Canada, you are likely close to one of the over 500 exam centers where you can test to earn the Master Counselor in Addictions (MCA) Credential, open to addiction professionals with a Masters Degree in the healing arts and / or sciences  . . . more
     

  SAFETY CENTER, INCORPORATED
Curriculum and nutrition video for DUI programs, now available
Founded in 1934 to "reduce injuries and save lives by providing safety education and training," the Safety Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, has been actively involved in the development of  . . . more
     

  ANANI INSTITUTE
Breining alumnus starts counselor education institute
Anani Institute, founded by Breining Institute alumnus Vannessa Lindsey, Dr.AD, is an educational institution that offers a 600-hour Alcohol and Drug Counseling course for individuals training to qualify . . . more
     

  CRESCENT COLLEGE - CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR PROGRAM
Crescent program accredited by Breining
Serving a wide, culturally diverse area of Los Angeles County since it was founded in 2000, Crescent College offers a Breining Institute-accredited Chemical Dependency Counselor (CDC) program . . . more
     

  NEW ON-LINE CE COURSE: CE-1161
Clients with Substance Use and Eating Disorders
Based upon the recently released SAMHSA Advisory, this new continuing education (CE) course presents an examination of eating disorders (EDs) and their relationship to substance use disorders (SUDs), . . . more
     

  NEW ON-LINE CE COURSE: CE-1551
Codependency among Health Care Professionals
This new continuing education (CE) course presents an examination of codependency issues, especially as they impact an addiction counselor's ability to serve effectively in the therapeutic process . . .
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  NEW ON-LINE CE COURSE SERIES: CE-1171 PARTS 1 THROUGH 3
Working with substance abuse clients with disabilities
Based upon the SAMHSA publication known as TIP 29, this on-line continuing education (CE) 3-course Series provides training to develop knowledge and skills for working with substance use disorder (SUD) . . .
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  INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION & RECIPROCITY CONSORTIUM
Breining education recognized, leads to IC&RC credentials
The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) has formally recognized the Breining Institute Masters Degree program as qualifying education for the IC&RC Advanced Alcohol and Drug . . .
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  SURGE IN COLLEGE-AGE PATIENT ADMISSIONS REPORTED
Aegis reports jump from 20% to 40% of total admissions
In a press release issued by Aegis Medical Systems today, Steve Maulhardt, VP for Government and Public Affairs, announced that Aegis' college-age patient admissions increased . . .
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  NEW ON-LINE CE VIDEO COURSE: CV-1181
Culture-Centered Counseling
Professor Greg Granderson, Dean of Student Services at Santa Rosa Junior College, and President Elect of the California Association for Alcohol / Drug Educators (CAADE) . . .
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  NEW ON-LINE CE COURSE: CE-1151
Anger Management for substance abuse clients
Based upon the SAMHSA training manual, this on-line continuing education (CE) course is an introduction to the use of a cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment program, and is . . .
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  BREINING INSTITUTE ACCREDITED (BIA) PROGRAMS
Over 400 schools offer qualifying ed programs for RAS
Breining conducts independent examination of institutions of higher learning that offer addiction studies programs, and has identified and accredited over 400 programs that provide the qualifying education for the RAS credential . . .
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  NEW CE COURSE FEATURED EVERY MONTH
50% discount on featured on-line CE Courses
Every month, a new featured on-line Continuing Education (CE) course is discounted by 50%, to give addiction professionals . . .
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  VIDEO EXCERPT "SNEAK PEAKS" RELEASED
Bob Tyler's "Craving and Relapse" video
Bob Tyler's "Craving and Relapse" video is designed to help alcoholics and drug addicts identify their set-up behaviors and trigger events so they . . .
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  RECOMMENDED READ
Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope
Freedom from Suffering: A Journey of Hope, is a well-written and easily-understood guide book to effectively deal with chronic pain. As an individual with extensive clinical experience, Dr. Stephen Grinstead . . . more
     

  JOURNAL OF ADDICTIVE DISORDERS
Two new articles published in the Journal
New articles regarding opioid use and genetic predisposition to addictions have just been published in the Breining Institute Journal of Addictive Disorders . . .
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  2 NEW ON-LINE CE COURSES FOR PROGRAM EXECS AND MANAGERS
Model "Treatment Standards" and "Best Practices"
These CE courses - CE-1519 Model "Treatment Standards" and CE-1521 "Best Practices" for substance abuse treatment programs - are presented primarily for review by program executives, managers and supervisors, and . . .
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  ADULT COUNSELING & PSYCHOTHERAPY OF LAKE COUNTY
Breining alumnus heads Florida behavioral health center
Opened and headed up by Breining Institute alumnus Steven C. VanGelder, Dr.AD,
Adult Counseling & Psychotherapy of Lake County is . . . more
     

  RECOMMENDED FOR COUNSELORS WORKING IN FORENSIC SETTING
40-hour Forensic Counselor Education Course
Designed for addiction counselors working in forensic treatment setting - including court-ordered or in-custody programs - this on-line course . . . more
     

  BREINING MOBILE UPDATE
New options added to m.breining.edu
With the convenience of accessing the Breining website in a mobile-phone friendly format, you can search for a counselor, register on-line, update . . . more
     

  AEGIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS
MATC-certified professional appointed clinic manager
Larry Kindred, certified by Breining Institute as a Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor (MATC), has been appointed clinic manager at the Aegis. . . . more
     

  RECOMMENDED READ
Bob Tyler's "Enough Already!"
This is a terrific book for an addiction professional to give to an individual contemplating and wondering about the recovery process . . .
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  BREINING EXAMS SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED
Updated exams will be used starting in 2011
A distinguished panel of Subject Matter Experts (SME) recently reviewed exam questions for entry and advanced addiction counselor certifications . . . more
     

  ADDICTION AND INTERVENTION PROFESSIONALS
Breining graduate heads Florida treatment facility
Opened and headed up by Breining Institute alumnus Brian W. Jackson, Dr.AD,
Addiction and Intervention Professionals (AIP) is an outpatient . . . more
     

  US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REPORT
AOD Counselor employment to grow by 21%
The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for 2010-11 projects that alcohol and other drug counselors . . . more
     

  ADP TRAINING CONFERENCE 2010
Winners of Breining training manuals announced
Lots of great presenters and workshops, visiting with old friends and making new ones, and being able to announce winners of a free drawing for . . . more
     

  MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT COUNSELOR
MATC Credential available to certified professionals
The Medication-Assisted Treatment Counselor (MATC) credential is available, and includes a "test-in" option for addiction counselors with 3+ years . . .
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  FORENSIC ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR
FAC Credential available to certified professionals

The Forensic Addictions Counselor (FAC)
credential is available, and includes a "test-in" option for addiction counselors with 2+ years  . . . more
     

  WILLIAM R MEAD TRAINING ACADEMY
Counselor and Supervisor courses
The William R. Mead Training Academy offers substance abuse counselor and clinical supervisor courses that meet the requirements . . . more
     

  US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REPORT
Online learning students perform better
A US Department of Education report, Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning, found that distance learning students . . . more
     
  RECOMMENDED READ
Grace Lost and Found
Grace Lost and Found is a collection of essays directed . . . more
     
  RECOMMENDED READ
The Clinical Supervisor
Training Manual for Clinical Supervisor Competency in the Addiction Treatment Setting. The Manual . . . more
     
  RECOMMENDED READ
Effective Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents
Effective Outpatient Treatment for Adolescents presents a . . . more
     
  RECOMMENDED READ
Healing Suicidal Veterans
Recommended reading for alcohol and other drug counselors . . .
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