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Resiliency in Recovery

By: Karyn Hascal, President

As I reflect on this past year, which was one of the most challenging years in our 32-year history, the concept that comes to mind is resiliency. We often talk about the factors that are important to one to have in order to maintain long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Resiliency is a concept that is critical for folks when facing the challenges of ‘life on life’s terms.’

The dictionary defines resiliency as “the capacity to recovery quickly from difficulties; toughness.” Our clients don’t know what lies ahead for them in their journey in recovery.

We could never have predicted where our journey through COVID-19 would take us in 2020 and 2021. It has required us to be resilient. As we worked to figure out how to keep our doors open and continue to focus on recovery, it required all our strength, creativity, and commitment to succeed.

The Healing Place practices the lessons that we share with clients. We have the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. We had to face our challenges, whether COVID-19 or civil unrest, with strength and determination to keep our focus on recovery. While we had to adjust and adapt, we never lost sight of our true mission – to help those who were struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Our staff was amazing in working through the challenges of quarantines, ever changing protocol, and unfamiliar stress. We are so grateful for all the effort that our staff and our clients put into our resiliency!