Carol Walker


What is it like working for recovery connections?

Educational, I’ve learnt so much from my fellow employees and from the people who come to Recovery connections for help. I feel as though I’m still learning something new everyday.

 

What is it that Recovery connections do to help people out of addiction?

Recovery connections offer help and support to those who are willing to accept help.

 

What is your job with Recovery connections?

Concierge.

 

What do you offer to people who are trapped in an addiction?

I listen and guide and offer support to people. I also make sure people are safe and living in a safe environment that is free from substance to help them on their way to recovery.

 

What is the process of beating an addiction?

There are 12 steps to recovery and 12 traditions the process in beating any addiction is first admitting to yourself that you have a problem.

 

If you could give anyone any advice on why they should quit an addiction, what would it be?

Seeking help and gain support is the first step to a recovery. I think quitting an addiction is a hard thing to do but achievable with support and the right network to guide you.

 

Addiction affects so many people but has it ever affected you to help those people struggling with Substance misuse?

Yes. I actually stopped my addiction and volunteered to help other people and their families with support and recovery. As I became stronger by working in recovery connections I found this hugely rewarding.

 

What’s your favourite program activity with Recovery connections and how does it help people?

There are 12 steps to recovery and 12 traditions the process in beating any addiction is first admitting to yourself that you have a problem.

 

If you could give anyone any advice on why they should quit an addiction, what would it be?

Seeking help and gain support is the first step to a recovery. I think quitting an addiction is a hard thing to do but achievable with support and the right network to guide you.

 

Addiction affects so many people but has it ever affected you to help those people struggling with Substance misuse?

Yes. I actually stopped my addiction and volunteered to help other people and their families with support and recovery. As I became stronger by working in recovery connections I found this hugely rewarding.

 

What’s your favourite program activity with Recovery connections and how does it help people?

All of the activities are beneficial to recovering from substance misuse as every activity is a new experience to enjoy and a learning curve.

 

Working for Recovery connections and with people who are in need of help and support, kind of makes you a super hero, what superhero power do you possess?

I have listening skills and empathy and knowledge. These are my super hero powers.