Millions of Americans Recover from Addiction and Mental Illness - Net Institute Center for Addiction & Recovery Education Donates $50k to Train New Counselors, Recovery Coaches and Peer Specialists

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NET Institute Saves Lives by Extending the Safety NET of Recovery Worldwide through Online Addiction Training and Recovery Resources.

NET Institute Center for Addiction and Recovery Education celebrates National Recovery month by announcing fifty thousand dollars for Recovery Heroes Scholarships. The goal of the Recovery Heroes Initiative is to honor, empower and serve real people who save lives from the suffering of addiction and mental illness, including people who serve the US military and veterans. NET Institute is collaborating with major professional organizations to promote the current scholarships for online training to develop the addiction and mental health workforce. These organizations include: The Association of Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), National Association of Peer Specialist (NAPS). Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH), Florida Peer Network (FPN), and the Florida Certification Board (FCB).

The NET Institute’s online coursework is designed to support each student’s personal growth and/or continued recovery as they acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills for effectively helping others. The curriculum is holistic and emphasizes the capability of an individual to recover from addiction, mental illness, codependency and other life controlling problems. The approach is strength based and builds on the unique capabilities of the client, the counselor, the peer specialist or the recovery coach to promote increased wellness. Course content is clinically sound and incorporates the bio/ psycho/ social/ spiritual approach to recovery. Courses are also designed as career training for people seeking professional certification, job placement and professional advancement.

NET Institute established the NET Recovery Care Association in 2005 to provide scholarships and to better serve the needs of students, alumni, instructors, supporters and other individuals and organizations involved in addiction, mental health and recovery support services. Recovery Heroes Scholarships are awarded to individuals in recognition of achievement in the addiction and mental health fields through human services, education, counseling, public or community service, or for other charitable or civic achievement.

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