Growing up in East Harlem the peer-pressure to smoke marijuana, do drugs and drink alcohol was tremendous, and the “try it, you’ll like it” attitude remains a mystery to me. Unfortunately, pot smokers, excessive drinkers and those who suffer from addiction abound, but it doesn’t stop me from mentoring, providing support or being a Recovery Coach to those who seek to make a positive, healthy change.
There’s no proof that someone suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction can’t learn and get better from someone who has little or no substance abuse history. Several Recovery Coaches were not addicts, but are more than capable of working with those who suffer from addiction merely by listening.
Do you think someone who has never suffered from addiction, but has a compassionate ear, and a positive voice can help move to Recovery Road?