Hi, everybody! My name is Amalia Morrissey and I am a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. My current job title in the Recovery Services department of the MPNN CSB is Community Outreach Specialist and I am extremely excited to be a member of our Post-Overdose Response Team.
I am a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder and helping others is a HUGE part of my own personal medicine so I am blessed to be able to do that in my professional life.
My recovery journey has been extremely messy and non-linear. I was told, "If you follow these rules and work these steps, you will never use again." That wasn't true for me. I relapsed after many years and felt extremely defective because of that. The ensuing guilt and shame kept me from self-love and forgiveness. Today I know that my recovery depends on figuring out my own personal medicine. I am looking forward to this class not only to learn more about personal medicine but to learn how to guide others toward finding their own personal medicine.