FOR years I suffered greatly from dual diagnosis of mental health issues and addiction. Starting when I was a young man I went from a daily cannabis user to a heroin addict. Then when I was in my 20's I joined the military and cross addicted to alcohol. Now I am 37 and have some sobriety time using partial abstinence known as Harm Reduction. I am on Opiate replacement Therapy and take prescribed meds for my PTSD. I have a wealth of knowledge about methods to curb the self destruction of addiction and would love to help others (my peers) accept life on life's terms by taking one day at a time. Sometimes total abstinence is not feasible or desirable so I can help others process these issues without judgement Through sharing my experience strength and hope... I can assist others in finding ways to reduce harm as well as share my own safe using practices. I have extensive experience with opiate replacement therapy and cannabis maintenance.
AS A DISCLAIMER I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL MH WORKER AND CAN ONLY SHARE MY EXPERIENCE AND HELP PROCESS OTHERS ISSUES THROUGH LISTENNG AS WELL AS SHARING MY EXPIERIENCE ( SUCCESSES AND FAILURES).
Training & Qualifications
25 years of addiction and over a year of sobriety using total abstinence as well as harm reduction techniques including Opiate Replacement Therapy and Cannabis Maintenance. I have intern with Artist Helping The Homeless... volunteered for Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries, volunteered with the Kansas City Center of Inclusion, and have a future internship with Rediscover.
Availability & Preferences
Open availability on FB.... I conduct Coaching and peer support on the messenger platform and over the phone