What Is My Why: Lindsey A., Receptionist

Veterans Recovery Assistant

My name is Lindsay and I am a receptionist as well as a grateful recovering addict. My battle with addiction started when I was 16, and I quickly found myself spiraling in a constant search for more drugs. Sadly, getting my next high was my life’s purpose for seven years. I spent most of that time in and out of rehabs, sober houses, detox, PHP programs, outpatient programs, and jails.

And while I learned so many great recovery strategies over this period, nothing ever stuck. And for a long time, I accepted that it was only a matter of time until my addiction destroyed me, but I simply could not stop using.

But that changed when I realized that I was pregnant with my son. My priorities shifted, and suddenly all those lessons that I learned in treatment suddenly made sense. So in June of 2017, I finally got sober and I’ve stayed that way, all thanks to my son and the help that I got over the years. Today, I am a recovering addict, a single mother, a good friend, and, proudly, a receptionist for Heroes’ Mile who gets to help people in need.

I feel blessed to work for a company where my experience is an asset. Every day, I get to give back some of the kindness and compassion that I received, and I couldn’t be more grateful for this opportunity. I take my work seriously; our patients deserve absolutely nothing less. My work here lets me follow my passion of helping people in recovery, and I treat every day as a new chance to make a difference for our patients.

We’ve Got Your Six

Heroes’ Mile is a substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, and military sexual trauma program designed for military service veterans experiencing problems with addiction and other psychological challenges related to their military services. We are located in DeLand, FL, and are committed to serving those who served our country.

If you are a veteran or would like to refer a veteran to our program, please call an Admissions Specialist today at 386-319-1837.

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Original Author: kallie Shirling

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