One Addict Can Best Understand and Help Another

In the NA program, we believe that “the therapeutic value of one Addict helping another is without parallel, for one Addict can best understand and help another.” I finally got to meet with the medical director today about closing my Fitness for Duty. I realize that we are understaffed in the counseling area both where I work and where I live.

The more aware I become, the more I realize that my recovery life is evolving as is my recovery dream.

I now want to go back to college and get an MS degree in Addiction Counseling.

I am looking at programs online and have found a couple that I am seriously considering.

The next step will be to find out if I can get enough financial assistance to cover it.

I will keep you posted on the progress I make. Feel free to post me suggestions or comments.

By the way, the most recent event leading me to make this decision, happened when I was at the local grocery store and ran into an old co-worker who shared that he has recently and secretly begun talking with a counselor over one hundred miles away about PTSD issues from over forty years ago and who was in real pain.

He thanked me for listening and although I didn’t do anything I was so moved by his sense of relief at finding anyone to listen that he inspired me to want to help more.

As I said I will keep you posted about this.

Peace, love and blessings….

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