Will and Drew were convinced that a life in recovery was destined to be boring and empty, but we set out to dispel that misconception. In this new Passion Project story, we find out that for Will and Drew, it was a common love of the outdoors that helped them rediscover their passion for adventure and begin to enjoy life in recovery.
The laughs, the camaraderie, the shared struggle – these keep me coming back each day. Working with young adult men has me laughing nonstop every single day. It’s an interesting juxtaposition – alcoholism and addiction is such a serious deal, but we find levity and fun to get through it together.
I view my role as being able to distill complicated ideas into readily graspable concepts and narratives that can help others figure out if our program is a good fit for them or their clients. I also view it as my job to make sure we have healthy relationships with various resources and that I can translate what they do and what we do for different people.
We’re excited to bring you a great free CEU virtual training this month. Join Green Hill Clinical Director Matt O’Connor and Family First Adolescent Services Director of Clinical Development Mike Giresi as they explore how shame can have a profound impact on addiction, mental health, and the development of adolescents and young adults.
Will was apprehensive about coming out of his shell and asking for help. However, by asking for support with healthy cooking skills, Will was able to gain confidence and feel more at home. Now, Will is an old hand in the kitchen and is becoming more comfortable in the community as well.
Collegiate recovery programs offer a supportive environment in a college or university campus culture. Collegiate recovery reinforces positive and proactive measures in helping a person with a problematic substance use history. Collegiate recovery communities (CRC) often have a range of social workers/counselors, student volunteers, work study students, peer-support specialists, and academic advisors that are trained in this field to ensure a point of contact.
Community-Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is one of the more interesting clinical models for treating substance use disorders. It may lack the notoriety of other models, but it makes up for that through its effectiveness. CRA is focused on helping clients towards building a life that is more rewarding and meaningful than substance use.
Not sure what his life in recovery would look like, Liam was thrilled to learn he could pursue art as a part of our Transitional Living program. Now in the middle of his Passion Project, we’re thrilled to see this talented young artist sketching out a vision for his success.
Green Hill is excited to announce that Cassidy Conway has joined the team as a Primary Therapist for our Outpatient program. Cassidy conducts individual and group counseling helping clients along their journey of growth and development through the Green Hill curriculum.
I believe Green Hill stands out for one reason: we genuinely take a vested interest in each one of our clients, as opposed to treating them as just another dollar sign. Our tight-knit staff and team culture helps us support our residents to be their best.