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18 Oct

My Last Day At Somewhere House

Today is my last day here as an addiction’s worker, I have been here for a year and a half.

In the time I have been here I have seen team changes, client changes and the change and growth within each and every individual I have been in contact with.

Somewhere House is a hard place to be at times as growth is both a magical and painful path. While working here, I have been privileged to behold the beautiful aspects of personhood and spirit, and at times had to manage the ugly face of addiction that can come forward in many ugly forms and this can be very testing for everyone.

The team are a testament to the human spirit as each day they come with the single purpose of supporting people along a path to a healthier life, even if the clients are not sure they want it yet. The clients get up each day and trudge their way through detox, deep reflecting and feelings, day in and day out in a bid to get well. This is one of the most admirable things I have seen.

There is that magical moment that happens, that I have seen in so many people when they get it, it sinks in, the fights ends, and they relax into recovery …… at this moment you know they are going to be ok.

I have grown myself; I recall on my first day being really nervous and also being very welcomed. As time has passed, I have learned from my supervisors, every member of the team in their own ways as well as each client has walked through the door in their time at Somewhere House.

It has been a pleasure x