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Previous Felonies and Professional Licensure: Are They Incompatible?

Previous Felonies and Professional Licensure: Are They Incompatible? People recovery seek to turn their positive energy into new careers. However, a common concern for those entering any professional field is whether previous legal issues, including felonies, will affect future licensure. The answer to this very real concern depends on a few factors, including

Myth vs. Fact: Your Criminal Record & Financial Aid

Myth vs. Fact: Your Criminal Record & Financial Aid Your past does not need to define your future. Individuals with disabilities are entitled to certain accommodations to make education and vocational training more accessible. Unfortunately, this does not always hold true for those suffering from an addiction, particularly if their use has led

Recovery Month is Here! 5 Ways to Celebrate!

Recovery Month is Here! 5 Ways to Celebrate! September is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s National Recovery Month, and it’s time to celebrate! Attend an Event Across the country, communities are coming together to raise awareness and hope around addiction recovery. From concerts and rallies to walks and 5ks, there are

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Veronica Campos

Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Gemmika Champion The Ammon Foundation recently awarded ten scholarships for the Fall 2017 semester. One of those deserving recipients was Veronica Campos, age 37, of Hawthorne, New Jersey. Veronica has been in long-term recovery for over two years. This $1,000 scholarship will assist her in obtaining her degree in

Most Popular Types of Vocational Schools

Most Popular Types of Vocational Schools Vocational training provides a targeted, hands-on learning experience suited to your unique skills and interests. Vocational school programs are typically shorter and less expensive than a university education and can lead to a much quicker transition to the workplace. Such specific training, however, does lead to a

Tips for Completing Your GED

Tips for Completing Your GED It’s not uncommon for people in recovery to have not completed high school due to active addiction. Research tells us that 9 in 10 adults with substance use disorders started using in high school, and yet there is a substantial lack or resources for addicted youth in schools, and

Coping with Stress as a College Student in Recovery

Coping with Stress as a College Student in Recovery There are tremendous advantages to pursuing higher education in recovery. It would be unrealistic, however, to deny that balancing coursework with recovery, a social life, and maybe a job as well, could be a high-stress scenario. Here are five strategies to be proactive about

7 Benefits of Pursuing Higher Education in Recovery

7 Benefits of Pursuing Higher Education in Recovery You’ve been in recovery a while—maybe a few months, maybe a few years—and things are getting better. But you can’t ignore the nagging sense that something is missing. For most of us, that something is finding your purpose, which, contrary to popular belief, is not

Why Starting with Community College Might be Right for You

Why Starting with Community College Might be Right for You Once you’ve survived addiction and entered recovery, obtaining an education might be at the top of your goal list. Many people living in recovery obtain their GED and then get a college degree. Some even complete their master’s degrees or doctorates. Once you