May 9, 2012 - Substance abuse is one of the leading problems of the world today. For this reason, a lot of substance abuse rehabilitation centers are being put up in order to help those who want to recover from their addiction. However, excellent staffing for these institutions is a must in order to help patients fully recover from their substance abuse problem.
Contrary to what many believe, not just anyone can volunteer to work in a substance abuse rehabilitation center. Proper schooling is required before one to be able to work in a rehab center. For this, one would need to take tests and complete other requirements to achieve the necessary certificates and affiliations that they would need to present when they apply to a substance abuse center. One of the best credentials that one can present to employers is a certificate of completion of a substance abuse counseling program.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals aims to develop highly specialized substance abuse counseling
program certifications for healthcare professionals who are interested in working with substance abuse patients. Graduates of AIHCP are guaranteed to have undergone specialized training in substance abuse counseling and can assure strict adherence to the code of ethics set for health care professionals who are employed in substance abuse centers.
AIHCP currently offers 8 continuous education courses centered towards substance abuse rehabilitation. After completion of the 214 contact hours required in the continuous education programs will applicants be able to apply for the Substance Abuse Practitioner Certification Program. AIHCP aims to develop substance abuse counselors that can educate and rehabilitate substance abuse patients in a structured process. They also advocate the benefits of living clean so that patients won't relapse once they graduate from rehab.
What makes AIHCP different from other institutions that offer such programs is the fact that everything is done through distance learning. This means that health care practitioners can carry on with their day jobs while they are in the process of acquiring their certifications. Classes are conducted by their certified faculty members inside an online classroom and learning resources are made available for the students through modules, message boards, and chat rooms where students may interact with one another at any time.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals also offers other courses and certification programs in areas such as grief counseling
, hypnosis, and care management. For more information about the American Institute of Health Care Professionals and their offered programs, visit their website at http://www.aihcp.org/
Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, RN, FACHE
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc.
2400 Niles-Cortland Rd. S.E. Suite # 4
Warren Ohio 44484