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Changing Lives in Detox

By: LaTonya McNeal, Women's Detox/Overnight Supervisor

There’s no secret to the undying gratitude that I have for The Healing Place. I feel as though I’ve been set in my happy place – my forever home – every time I walk through the doors of detox to come to work.

Every day is not always going to be a good day, no matter whether you’re talking about recovery, life, or work, but knowing I’m supported by co-workers who not only believe in our mission but in me as well overwhelms my heart with appreciation. I sit and witness the miraculous transformation of lives and mindsets firsthand. I am able to lend advice and direction, while not only helping free that client, but every life that they engulfed in their flames of addiction.

I love that there is a facility that’s more client based, client-oriented, and inclusive. I love that I don’t have to turn clients away because they don’t have an ID or insurance. I love I’m able to meet a client right where they are and be transparent in assisting them on what’s best as they choose a path to recovery. I see this at The Healing Place and because of this place lives are being resurrected.

I’m not only a detox and overnight supervisor at The Healing Place Women’s Campus, but I’m also and former client and a proud Alumni. I came to the doorstep from 350 miles away and the doors to detox opened the same for me as it would have for a client seeking help from down the street. I admire the consistency in helping people and the authenticity of our staff that holds high regards for our clients and each other.

3 thoughts on “Changing Lives in Detox”

  1. Lori says:

    Truly grateful for the Healing Place. I would not have a life if it wasn’t for this Place.

  2. Teresa Lee says:

    I’m so proud of you sis. You inspire me to do better everyday!!!

  3. Robin Roby says:

    I was met at the door by Ms. Birdie she was 1 of a kind. I sure miss her . Grew to love her & be very close. She said in her scaredy stern voice lol “Welcome to a power greater then yourself “. She was so right!! Unfortunately that wasn’t my last time Id find myself walking through the doors to detox a couple more times but the last time I walked through somebody asked me if I was finally done and that hit me in a way that nothing ever had and now I’m sober with a date In not willing to give away again and I’m very grateful for The Healing Place and their staff if it weren’t for them and what I learned there I wouldn’t have the relationship with My God my children or any of my family and friends so to anyone thinking about coming there “Welcome to a Power Greater Than Yourself “!!! I doubt I said it quite as Stern as Miss Birdie but I believe she would grin and be proud… ❤❤

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