Reggie Ezell is Clinical Supervisor at The Healing Place. He has been on staff since 1995 and is an alumni. Reggie is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a CADAC II.
Are you from Louisville?
Why did you want to work in recovery?
For purely selfish reasons. Working in recovery was a way to increase my chances of staying sober. It filled the void that was left from giving up old places, people, and behaviors. As a result, it replaced the emptiness in me with a purpose (helping others).
What is your favorite part of the job?
Seeing the hope as our clients begin to believe in themselves and teaching others the concept of The Healing Place approach to social model recovery.
What is your least favorite part of the job?
Even though we have a high success rate (75%), it is the reported deaths from active addiction of former clients of The Healing Place who, for whatever reason, did not achieve the long-term sobriety they sought. On a different note, people who look at political correctness above the primary goal and that is changing the quality of an individual's life no matter the path.
How has The Healing Place made a difference in your life?
The impact of The Healing Place has been the foundation in my relationship with my family, my employer, my peers, and my community. Through my journey as a client and then as an employee, I have been able to establish myself as a person of character and integrity.
Posted on February 23, 2016
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