Addiction education is the key to battling substance abuse. The effects that chemical dependency has on our society are nothing short of disastrous and the numbers continue to grow to epidemic proportions. Millions of lives have been ruined, millions of dollars have been spent, and many lives have unfortunately been lost. Addicts have lost their careers and their jobs, have faced debilitating injury, lost their life savings, seen their families destroyed, and lost everything they have.
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Prisons are overcrowded with drug offenders or people who have committed crimes while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Many times these crimes were committed in an attempt to support their addiction. There is no typical addict. Addicts come in all shapes and sizes and from all different walks of life. Through addiction education, we can assist people in better understanding the nature of chemical dependency, the top strategies and best practices for helping individuals overcome their addiction and pursue lifelong recovery.
Individuals who struggle with chemical dependency need professional help in order to manage the disease. It is just too hard for any one person to accomplish this on their own. Ocean Breeze Recovery rehab center provides a safe place for individuals to “get clean” and receive enough relevant addiction education that will help them to remain that way. That is why Ocean Breeze Recovery is committed to not only treating clients, but also providing the necessary education to help combat addiction and aid in recovery.
Many people do not understand the very complex concept of addiction. Many believe it is a character flaw or a sign of moral weakness but this is untrue. Addiction is very much a real disease of the brain. One cannot just will addiction away. Quitting takes more than good intentions. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so.
Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives. These are all issues that are covered in our comprehensive addiction education.
Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the addicted individual and to those around him or her. Although the initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, the brain changes that occur over time challenge a person’s self-control and ability to resist intense impulses urging them to take drugs.
Fortunately, addiction treatments and addiction education are available to help people counter addiction’s powerful disruptive effects. Research shows that combining addiction treatment medications with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Treatment approaches that are tailored to each patient’s drug abuse patterns and any co-occurring medical, psychiatric, and social problems can lead to sustained recovery and a life without drug abuse. After completing Ocean Breeze Recovery’s “Recovery U” training you will be able to help those that are currently addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Since our initial inception, Ocean Breeze Recovery has maintained a position as an industry leader in the areas of addiction education and addiction counseling. As an approved addiction education provider, our Recovery University, commonly referred to as Recovery U, offers professional education to both current and future substance abuse treatment and certified addiction professionals.
We believe in a complete addiction education program that focuses not only on helping our students get licensed, but also teaching them how they can really use effective addiction rehabilitation strategies to make a difference in people’s lives. We want students who are motivated do well in the field and make a positive impact in the lives of people within their community.
For those who have the desire to learn we will teach the skills and provide the resources necessary for students to excel in both their educational and professional lives. Our professional development program involves addiction education coursework for all three professional tracks, Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS), Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP).
Ocean Breeze Recovery maintains extensive licensing and accreditation from various organizations lending authority to both or treatment and educational programs. As both a DCF Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Center and a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) School; Ocean Breeze’s Recovery U is uniquely positioned to help our addiction education students learn, grow, and succeed. Under the supervision of a Certified Addiction Professional, students have the opportunity to receive the required blend of addiction education, experiential, and supervisory hours required for State Licensure.
For more information on Ocean Breeze Recovery’s “Recovery U” and our comprehensive addiction treatment education and training programs please contact us at 855.262.2870.