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CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC)

To meet the growing demand for addiction counselors, BMCC’s Health Education Department and Phoenix House, a nonprofit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization, have collaborated to create a Credentialed Recovery Support Specialist Training and Job Placement Program for community college students. The program is training associate-degree level students to become entry-level Recovery Support Specialists with a guarantee of full-time employment at Phoenix House upon certification completion.

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