I have worked in the addiction and recovery field for 4 years. During this time, I have worked for 2 residential clinics, where I had the privilege to accompany, and support clients on their journey through treatment. I have also worked for frontline services. This role involved reaching out to complex clients and encouraging them to access recovery services, most of these clients were in active addiction.
My own journey with addiction means that I have been into residential rehab, and from this experience I understand how important it is, for any client going through the process to feel safe, secure, and supported.
Working with addiction
The ripple effect of one addict getting clean and sober is immense. It has a positive effect not only on the individual, but also their families, society, the crime rate, and the recovery community.
My experience is that when one person finds a new way of life and learns to live a peaceful life, free from active addiction, they then go on to help and support other people to do the same. I chose to work in this field, as watching anyone willing to make a change, come into treatment with no self-worth, self-esteem, and belief in themselves, to then finish the program with the light back in their eyes and their head held high ready to take on the world clean and sober. For me that’s payment in itself.
Working at the lighthouse
Since working at the Lighthouse, I have witnessed the amazing treatment the clients receive.
As a team we work together, to make sure that the clients receive nothing but the best possible treatment and support they can get.
I take great pride in being a part of the team here at the Lighthouse.
The service we provide, from the chefs, recovery workers, housekeeping, and the management, we are all dedicated to giving our clients the best possible chance of a solid foundation of recovery.
Hobbies and interests
I spent so many years wasting my life and ruining my body, through addiction, that I now live an active and healthy lifestyle. I regularly attend the gym and enjoy going on walks. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and reading.
I also dedicate time to working a 12-step program in two fellowships.