July 1, 2020 | Third Issue
We Got Creative This Month!
Keeping with the theme from last month, we decided to practice being vulnerable. What we created surprised even ourselves. The collaboration involved in the making of this video testimonial was impressive, to say the least!
This is the first of hopefully many testimonial videos that we will produce. We put every bit of our hearts into creating this incredibly special tribute to the miracle of recovery. To say that we are grateful to Castan Sturm’s creativity, and ability to execute all facets of this video, would be an understatement. We are all in awe of what she was able to put together, while she simultaneously graduated high school and prepared for volleyball at WSU.
Megan believes wholeheartedly that a life in recovery is a life well-lived. Megan’s journey of recovery began in 2014, and she enjoys the opportunity to share her own experience with others. She is excited to be in a position where she can help people first-hand as they walk through the doors of Spokane Falls Recovery Center. She believes everyone who seeks help through our treatment facility can find freedom from active addiction, and she is grateful to work for a company that shows people the door to recovery. Megan is inspired by individuals who have a desire for change and who take the courageous first step of asking for help. In her off time, Megan is an avid rock climber and community volunteer.
A friend of mine recently posted on social media that he was looking for support. He had taken someone in who was struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol, as well as untreated trauma from past physical abuse. This person was living with him temporarily, sleeping on his couch, and was “surviving on morphine, nicotine, and alcohol”. He reported that this person had not eaten anything in about ten days and would rarely take a sip of water.
My friend is a lot like me, in that he has pure intentions and likes to be helpful whenever possible. Also like me, he can sometimes take on too much and not understand what he is getting himself into when he offers his support to someone who is struggling. We are cut from the same cloth, and both of us are wired for providing food, shelter and care to those in need. It was only a few years ago that I began to learn that my behavior, although altruistic, was not necessarily helpful to the person who was struggling.