Pros: not only helped other people grew but allowed me to grow myself, also great benefits.
Cons: at times overwhelming, days/shift i worked
Although it was pretty easy to become stressed out while working as an addiction specialist, it was even more easier to smile at the end of the day knowing that I was able to help someone turn their life around. Most of the girls I worked with were straight from the streets, with no where to go and hit their rock bottom. Others were not quite ready to pick themselves up. Either way, I enjoyed meeting and working with them. They helped me expand my mind, patience and desire to help people who need it. The hardest part of this job was seeing someone relapse or give up. After fighting through the most awful sight of withdrawals and seeing them allowing themselves to fall again was disappointing. However, having the ability to give them hope again was extremely rewarding.