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….