What drew you to this field?
Most little girls dream of becoming a ballerina, teacher, doctor and mother. Battling the disease of full-blown alcoholism at the age of 19 was not a part of my plan. From a homeless shelter to here, the path was laid out before me and the miracles started happening. There is nothing more powerful than one recovered person pulling a sick and suffering soul, out of the darkness of addiction and into the light of freedom.
Other people in the treatment industry saw skills and talent in me that, at the time, I didn't see in myself. I was fortunate to have strong mentors that helped guide and shape me into the woman I am today. Now, I am the best version of myself. If I can pass that along to one other person, to help save and change a life, to show people their own self-respect, value and worth, then everything I went through does not go in vein.
This is not just about drugs and alcohol, this is about becoming the special person that you were meant to be. It is not easy, probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do, I'm just here to hold your hand through it, and to help show you the way. "The meaning of life is to find your gift; the purpose of life is to give it away." - Pablo Picasso
What Makes Blueprint Recovery Center Stand out?
Our integrity, transparency, and the genuine passion we all have to help others. Our staff combined has over 250 years of experience and we treat the individual as a whole. It doesn't matter if you are depressed and so you began using or you were using before you became depressed, we will address all of it while you are in our care.
What is most meaningful while working with your clients?
People from all walks of life with all different struggles are calling me daily. From the mother in tears because she doesn't know how to help her son, to the attorney at a well-known law firm that has just lost his job, I have a solution! What a gift to be able to listen, to be able to validate and identify with their pain? And then, to be able to confidently and honestly tell them, "There is hope, everything gets better, and this is what we need to do to move forward", THAT is powerful. A little bit of hope gives people the courage to walk in the door. For most, this seems to be the hardest part of treatment.