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The Role of a Peer Recovery Support Specialist

Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists (CPRSS) are individuals who have lived experience with substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders either through their own experience or that of a loved one. Their life experiences and recovery allow them to...

Resources for Mental Health Month

Resources for Mental Health Month

Mental health, defined by the World Health Organization, is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or...

Meth Rears Its Ugly Head

Methamphetamine (Meth) use and addiction is on the rise in California. Meth ruins lives, destroys families, and ultimately, kills. To make things worse, the deadly drug fentanyl is now being mixed with meth, in addition to opioids. While opioid continues to lead in...

Clinical Supervision of the SUD Counselor

Clinical supervision is a profession with its own theories, practices, and standards. There are several definitions of supervision. According to Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) 21-A, Competencies for Substance Abuse Treatment Clinical Supervisors, clinical...