Howard Marlin earns national intervention certification

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Howard “Howie” Marlin is a recovery coach. — Courtesy Howie Marlin

Howard (“Howie”) Marlin announces that he has achieved certification from the Pennsylvania Certification Board. This CIP (certified intervention professional) designation means he has met professional standards and competencies, and the highest standards of ethical practice regarding his experience, education, and professional capabilities.

The CIP credential is for professionals who have the primary role of facilitation and participating in substance use interventions, guiding families, friends, and others through a process where the substance user is encouraged to accept help. The CIP is not a marketer for a treatment facility, but a frontline professional who is directly engaging an individual and family to help guide them to treatment, and is a part of the recovery team.

Certification is obtained from the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB). With this certification, Marlin can answer the calls of families and friends, business executives, and others who have been unable to convince an addicted loved one to accept an offer of rehabilitation. “I’m pleased to join the growing number of supporting organizations that have achieved this certification,” said Marlin. “As more interventionists become certified, families have a longer list of trustworthy resources they can turn to, knowing the decisions and choices of treatment are matched to address the needs of their client and nothing else.”