i’m sitting here in complete shock. i was having coffee with a resident who lives here, one of the long term residents she’s in a wheelchair but not sure of what her disability is. a staff member was also with us. we were just chatting and i told both of them i’d be studying addiction counselling this coming year.
After a few minutes the resident tapped me on the shoulder and said, I’d really like to study addictions. Thinking she was just interested in it i said, really? to which she said yes, because i am going through it myself right now. i am in AA and have been for the past 3 years.
I could not believe it! She is the last person I’d expect to be dealing with alcoholism! She holds down a job, and is very functional! Its shocking to me that she deals with this. You really never know what people are struggling with, and having a disability does not leave you immune either.
Definitely gave me something to think about today.