The legacy of substance abuse is a combination of BOTH nature AND nurture. No one can change their DNA, so that leaves us examining the environment provided by parents in recovery to their children, says Phyllis Gardner of IC&RC.
California lags behind the rest of the country by having a variety of certifications for substance use disorder treatment. Confusion like this is detrimental to the health and safety of the public, as well as to the clinicians themselves. All who support the integrity of our field must call for change, explains Phyllis Gardner, PhD, President of IC&RC.
A recent article drew attention to the fact that some substance abuse counselors believe moderate drinking is an option for individuals with substance use disorders. Phyllis Abel Gardner, PhD, President of IC&RC reacts to this news.
Advances in the addiction and treatment field have heightened concerns that the practice of treating addiction will be limited by education level, particularly to master’s degrees. In a movement to further legitimize our profession, we risk leaving many dedicated professionals behind, says Phillis A. Gardner, PhD of IC&RC.