Dealing with ADDICTION
Ever wonder why your loved one keeps drinking, using, and/or relapsing? What makes an addict get clean and/or what keeps them using? Ever ask yourself "am i an addict"?
I will share my experience, strength, and hope on the horrors and despair of addiction, and the gifts and power of recovery, and what tools, insights, and tips i've used to defeat the MONSTER that IS addiction. Through my experience, i will relate my story, struggles and successes to any questions you may have.
So, the session will be interactive and i will field direct questions- from anything pertaining to questions you may have on my specific story, to deeper, philosophical topics like: "is addiction a disease", the neurological changes addict-brains go through, the pharmacological actions of certain drugs of abuse, or why addiction rates keep rising in the US and how public policy is affecting this/what solutions we may apply.
Training & Qualifications
I have been exposed to the recovery community for 10 years; I have 2 years counseling experience; I sponsor addicts in a 12-step program, and help them "work" the steps. I have 9 years clean off of opioids/my drug of choice; but 1 year clean from all substances of abuse, including alcohol & cannabis (but not including tobacco or caffeine though! haa! i still use those!)
Availability & Preferences
I am usually free on the weekends, except for 6pm-9pm (EST) Sunday; available everyday from 11pm till 2am (EST); available Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 10am-1pm