Recovery Month 2020: Recovery Professional Spotlight
Meet Anderson Saint Georges, MA, LADC, CPP, a 2019 graduate of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.
“It is said that this profession is a calling. I’m grateful for the opportunity to answer the call. Substance use and mental health problems are seen in my culture as moral failings so people are left to struggle on their own.”
Saint Georges resolved to “step up and learn more” about addiction treatment, a quest that led him into a full-time counseling and crisis management position in northern Minnesota, an area hard hit by the opioid epidemic and under-resourced in addressing the crisis.
“I was eager to improve my skills and knowledge as a counselor and learn self-care practices so I could help more people.”
Saint Georges helps his patients experience “recovery in action” or what freedom from addiction feels like through nature walks, workouts at the gym, fishing excursions and guided meditation.
“People everywhere deserve the chance to turn their lives around.”
Thank you to Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies for their generous support of Recovery Month 2020 as our Picture Recovery EVERYWHERE (Recovery Professionals) Sponsor.