A job where you feel you've made a difference,even for a moment, in an addicts life.
Addictions Support Worker (Ancien employé) – Edmonton, AB – 11 juillet 2013
Typical day would be dispensing meds, finding out if any of the tenants are having a hard time coping and seeing if you can help them get through it. Keeping logs of all issues going on in apartment, doing random drug screens and ensuring the women are attending 12 step meetings, working and not falling back into old patterns. Co-workers were great. A real team effort as we all wanted to see these women flourish and get out of their disease, especially for their children's sake.Hardest part was seeing young girls unable to let go of boyfriends who were unwilling to get help,knowing if they go back to them, they will relapse. Best part is when you are talking to a patient and you really see a light bulb turn on, and you know they are on their way to a new life because they just give up control and listen to others who have been where they are.
Seeing the addict persona leave and the authentic person start to take control, little by little
Working midnights, knowing a lot of people in sober living aren't ready and will relapse..