Learn more about our work to transform how our communities deal with the disease of addiction.
Connection with others is so important for everyone, but especially for those supporting a loved one through recovery from the disease of addiction to alcohol or drugs. Staying connected allows us as parents, siblings, spouses and friends to seek our own recovery and be empowered to effect change in our lives.
Working here has not only made me a better professional, but a better person. I'm confident that I'll be able to use the tools and lessons learned here for my future career in medicine. Not only that, but I've become more aware of the injustices in our health care system and recognize that I have a great responsibility to change them.
At the start of 2004, a series of events began to occur, which would eventually contribute to the most significant alteration to my life in its present form and ultimately to its future form. What I’ve learned over the last 10 years and have used as a young(ish) leader is that there are many similarities between how one must address adversity in our life and how leaders must act when directing an organization or engaging in another form of leading.
According to the CDC, the purpose of my internship is to teach me how to become a good leader within the health care field. During my first two weeks working at Face It TOGETHER, I have already acquired a wealth of knowledge about leadership skills simply from interacting with everyone who works here.
Our current health care system is actually a sick care system. We wait until we're sick and need to see a doctor before we go in. We need to demand that the health care system actually becomes a health care system and not just a sick care system. Our lives depend on it. And we deserve the best resources to take care of ourselves.