My title is my homage to the Beatles and also reflects the silliness of my day so far. But seriously, as I’m working toward getting my degree, at some point, I am going to have to have a job to pay for all of this schooling. Since I want to go into social work, I thought starting out as a drug and alcohol counselor would be a great way of getting my foot in the door. Cypress College apparently had the certification program, but I cannot take that there unless I want to mess up my financial aid. So I have been searching for other ways to get the required classes for certification. I started out with CAADE (California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators), as they are one of the biggest in California and are also approved by the DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services). This is their website:
While looking around for information, I was led to another site that enables you to take unlimited continuing education courses for one year for $74.99. Their website is: ce4less.com
Now all I have to do is find an online course that will give me the necessary hours/training to become and A/D counselor. It’s a process, but it’s a process, I’m definitely going to take. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.