I have been working in the Drug and Alcohol field for about a decade now and what I have come to learn is that while there is abundance of treatment options, there is little additional support for one on one. I have worked with many clients with different addictions struggle, mental health diagnosis, and co-occurring disorders. With each client I adapt to the individuals needs and environment to make them as comfortable as possible during this uncomfortable stage of their recovery. It’s very important to build a rapport with clients to help be their rock or guide through their struggles in early sobriety so that they can get stronger.
I myself have overcome many obstacles in recovery. At the time, each struggle seemed liked the end of the world and I would not make it through but each and every time I survived and was stronger for it. For me, it took the guidance of individuals in recovery to give me hope, strength, and advice. Without them, I’m not sure I would be where I am today. I have worked with some of the most brilliant individuals and have learned something new from each and every one one of them.
I will just be straight forward, I am not a licensed therapist nor drug and alcohol counselor. What makes my work with clients so special and successful? I have been in their shoes. I have been the one causing my family and loved one’s pain. I have been the one not wanting to survive the night to escape horrors of addiction. I have been the one who hasn’t eaten in days and been intervened on for eating disorder treatment. I have been the one that couldn’t bare leaving my bed from a dark depression. I haven’t studied what my clients are going through, I have lived it. For the families, I know your pain and suffering in just wanting your loved one to get better.