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Alcohol & Drug Assessments
Individual & Group Counseling
Client, Family & Community Education
QCS, SAP, NCAC I, LADAC II, CPRS
“There are certain risks involved in counseling. You may experience a variety of negative emotions during therapy as you remember and therapeutically resolve unpleasant events. Seeking to resolve concerns between family members, partners and other persons who have been affected by your alcohol and drug use, abuse or dependence can lead to discomfort as well as relationship changes that may not be originally intended. The greatest risk of counseling is that it may not by itself resolve your concerns. I will do my best to assess progress and provide referral to other sources if that is deemed necessary and appropriate. A&D counseling is a collaborative process and the progress you make will depend in large measure upon your investment in the process.”-Reico Hopewell, QCS, SAP, NCAC I, CASC I, LADAC II, CPRS
As a QCS(Qualified Clinical Supervisor), My goal is to enhance the substance abuse treatment field, improve client care, develop the professionalism of clinical personnel, and impart and maintain ethical standards in the field. My role and skill set as a Clinical Supervisor are distinct from those of counselor and administrator. My role is to foster a positive supervisor relationship that promotes client welfare and the professional development of the supervisee. I will be a teacher, coach, consultant, mentor, evaluator, and administrator; I will provide support, encouragement, and education to individuals seeking LAADAC Licensure while addressing an array of psychological, interpersonal, physical, and spiritual issues of clients. Ultimately, I will ensure that clients are competently served. I will ensure that counselors continue to increase their skills, which in turn increases treatment effectiveness, client retention, and staff satisfaction. I am honored to serve this industry and provide services to clinicians who desire to support individuals on their journey to recovery.
-As a SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROFESSIONAL (SAP) I evaluate employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and I make recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare. I represent the major decision point (and in some cases the only decision point) an employer may have in choosing whether to place an employee behind the steering wheel of a school bus, in the cockpit of a plane, at the helm of an oil tanker, at the throttle of a train, in the engineer compartment of a subway car, or at the emergency control valves of a natural gas pipeline. My responsibility to the public is enormous! I’m an advocate for neither the employer nor the employee. My function is to protect the public interest in safety by professionally evaluating the employee and recommending appropriate education and/or treatment, follow-up tests, and aftercare.
-As a TENNESSEE CERTIFIED PEER RECOVERY SPECIALIST (CPRS), I may provide direct peer-to-peer support services to others who have mental illness, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. I am a person who has lived experience of a mental illness, substance use disorder or co-occurring disorder, who has made the journey from illness to wellness, and who now wishes to help others with my journey. As a CPRS, I can draw from my own journey of recovery to inspire hope and provide support to others who are facing similar situations. “When two peers work on recovery together, they can progress further than if they go it alone.”
-As a LEVEL II LICENSED ALCOHOL and DRUG ABUSE COUNSELOR (LADAC II), I may provide alcohol and drug abuse counseling services in an alcohol and drug abuse treatment program or a recovery support program, or any program providing alcohol and drug abuse services or in private practice. Such services shall include the eight (8) domains: Clinical Evaluation, Treatment Planning, Referrals, Service Coordination, Counseling, Client + Family & Community Education and Documentation.
-As a National Certified Addictions Counselor (NCAC I), reflects a commitment of the highest ethical standards for Substance Use Disorder/Addiction professionals. I may distinguish myself as a practitioner who specializes in addiction assessments and treatment; demonstrate to clients, employers, and 3rd party payees a commitment to quality care by verifying through certification the skills and competencies that have been developed through multiple years of work experience