Addiction and Mental Health professionals have multiple reasons why they want and love to work in this field. Treating people day in and day out is a very difficult, challenging and sometimes a draining profession. Many professionals in the field who last a life time, say that it is their passion to help. Professionals are rewarded because they make a difference every day in somebody’s life.
For me, the main reason working in fiels is so rewarding because not only do we help the individuals in treatment but also their families. I believe that we improve the lives of the sons and daughters of the individuals that we help.
I remember an event years ago when a young man and his wife came for admission at the clinic with their 2 young twin daughters that were 5 years old at the time. Both of the parents were abusing drugs, but the father was in the worst shape. He could barely walk. He looked like he was 50 pounds underweight and he had big red blisters all over his face and body. Both of the parents decided enough was enough and they both decided to seek help because they wanted to see their daughters grow up. The 2 little girls were beautiful, fixed up and very well dressed (probably by the grandparents). I remember thinking that the 2 little girls would have a better chance to have a healthy life with both parents in treatment.
The clinic admitted both of the parents to the outpatient clinic. After a few months of daily treatment and counseling, both parents were not using drugs anymore, they both were healthy and both had jobs. They were happy and back to life. The following Christmas, the 2 little girls called the clinic to thank the staff for giving their family a new start, keeping the family together and finally helping them be happy again.
Helping the individuals in treatment is rewarding and it is also rewarding to see families reunited and give their kids hope.
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