“As addicts, we know how to die. What we need to learn is how to live.” -Eric Broughton
SAMHSA defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. As someone who smoked crack for 16 years, I understand this process, and have dedicated my life to helping others using behavioral health recovery management.
As a Peer Support Recovery Specialist, I’ve learned that there are many paths to recovery. Persons struggling in recovery with mental illness, alcohol or drug addiction, or both, share similarities: however, management of their own lives and mastery of their own futures will require different pathways at times. One size does not fit all. This is why I am open to the uniqueness of others. For example: some prefer AA, some prefer NA, some prefer sex anonymous -while others prefer church or quitting cold turkey. Some simply want to manage their addiction without stopping using completely.
Addiction is a way of life, but people do recover. Addiction doesn’t have to be fatal, destroy your family and relationships or land you in an institution for the rest of your life. It’s about choices. Are your choices hurting you, and those you love? Is it affecting your job, or costing you your freedom? I can help.
My services include:
- Sober Companion. This is a solution being applied more and more as judges look for alternatives to incarceration. Some clients need full work days, nights, weekends or extended periods where I am by the their side 24 hours a day. Sometimes this is necessary to keep a client sober in order to regain custody of their child.
- Sober Escort. This type of recovery may be required to transport a person in recovery across town, across the state, or across the county. When a client is ready to leave a treatment center, I will safely escort them home or from point A to point B.
- Family Recovery Coach. The family plays such an important role for a person in recovery, yet is so often neglected by traditional models of recovery. Working with me will help a spouse, partner or loved ones avoid the mental obsession that plagues so many families affected by addiction and learn to lead sane and productive lives.
- Telephone/Virtual Recovery Coach. Today, many treatment centers are embracing virtual recovery coaching and are linking Telephone or Virtual Recovery Coaches to clients prior to leaving treatment as a way to continue the connection to the treatment center, as well as meeting guidelines of an ‘aftercare’ program.
Perhaps, you have made some mistakes, but you are not a mistake. Recovery is possible for you. Let me help you. As someone who knows what it’s like to lose a marriage, children, homes, cars, jobs, freedom, family and friends -I am living proof that recovery is possible. Today, I’ve recovered everything I’ve lost and then some. Use the Contact Form below to schedule a free 30-minute Needs Assessment for you or a loved one today. Let me show you how truly good life can be!
Eric is CEO of TGIM Digital Publishing and founder of Writing for the Soul Workshop™. He has successfully completed Texas Department of Criminal Justice Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training, Texas Department of State Health Services Peer Recovery Coach Training and Turning Points Parenting Curriculum by Caring for Kids of The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center.