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Student Testimonial: Steven Edwards

Name: Steven Edwards

Program of Study at Iowa Lakes:  Substance Abuse

Year Graduated: 2012

Current Occupation/Employer: Substance Abuse Therapist (Jackson Recovery Centers 9/23/12-3/18/16). Current- Substance Abuse Therapist (Seasons Center for Behavioral Health).

Additional degrees and education achieved: BA-Human Services (Buena Vista University). International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC). Current- Capella University grad student for Mental Health Counseling.

Favorite Campus activity or college involvement: My favorite campus at ILCC was the Estherville Campus. I really enjoyed the altruistic component of my program. We had the opportunity to give back to our community by doing can food donations and raking leaves at the discovery house in Spirit Lake. 

Favorite College Instructor/Professor/Staff: Amy VerMulm

How did your time at Iowa Lakes prepare you for your career and further education? The substance abuse program really taught me how to use the ASAM six dimensions. ASAM's treatment criteria provide separate placement criteria for adolescents and adults to create comprehensive and individualized treatment plans. This program really helped me explore my passion for helping those who suffer from the disease of addiction.

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