Coach type: Person with addiction and loved one
Coaching since: 2022
Even though I grew up with a lot of addiction in my family, I didn’t really understand what it was. I always thought that because I didn’t do heroin or didn’t get arrested that I didn’t have a problem. In 2019, my husband went to treatment for his drinking. For years we knew we wanted to change things, but we didn’t know how to go about it. When he went to treatment, I felt guilty and ashamed because I was doing everything he was doing – but I was a better at hiding it so no one thought I had a problem. After joining a program for loved ones, I started working my own steps of recovery.
Since we’ve both gotten well, my husband and I have helped influence a lot of other people and find treatment. Our relationship is completely different now – for the better.
I worked as a self-employed barber for 13 years. I loved the people I got to work with and listening to what was going on in their lives. I would be the first person to hear about baby announcements, marriage announcements – I felt like I was part of those big milestones.
Holistic wellness, mental health, domestic violence, trauma, eating disorders, step-parenting
I love camping and hiking! I also enjoy reading, meditation, yoga – pretty much anything that lets me feel balanced with the universe.