Addiction is not pretty, it's not picky, and the impact is devastating -- but addiction is treatable!
It affects people of all ages, races, levels of education, employment and social status. Whether a person hits bottom at Yale or in jail; whether they find the end of the line on Park Avenue or on a park bench, it's all the same.
Various cultures and ethnic groups may differ in their drug preferences, but chemical dependence is similar for all. A child may become dependent on the high from an inhalant while his well-educated great grandmother finds herself destructively dependent on prescribed medications. A poor person may find a high in a $5 rock of cocaine while a wealthy celebrity is literally blowing tens of thousands of dollars in one night on a cocktail of multiple drugs.
No matter what the drug or the situation, substance dependence is an equal opportunity destroyer.
At the Bryan Independence Center, we know how valuable our clients' support networks are to their recovery. Thank you for helping our clients heal by continuing to be there for them during this difficult time.
Four to six times per year we sponsor training specific to the development of substance abuse professionals.
Typically, these are offered as three-hour CEU opportunities toward continued licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Nebraska.These trainings are offered free-of-charge to other community providers or professionals seeking to become more competent and holistic in their work with substance abusing clients.
We purposefully offer trainings on subject matter that causes us to think outside of the box and prepare participants to meet the eclectic needs presented by our clients. Recent topics have included eating disorders, group techniques and trauma assessment.
The Bryan Independence Center promotes the educational development of students in our community who are interested in increasing their competencies in working with clients in a substance abuse setting.It is part of our philosophy to give back to the community by helping to train competent counselors and addiction staff members.
Our staff includes licensed alcohol and drug counselors and licensed mental health counselors.Each semester we offer supervision and training to students seeking a practicum placement site; your practicum will need to be part of your school program.Please call the clinical manager at (402) 481-5318 if you are interested in applying for a counseling internship at the Independence Center.