I understand this disease inside and out. I grew up in a family where addiction affected our lives and our financial security. I’ve also seen the other side. My education and experience has shown me that 25+ years of sobriety is possible and that people can achieve what they want their lives to look like if they work for it. Dealing with addiction starts with respect for the client and a real understanding of how the brain functions in decision-making. It also takes team work, genuine concern and some appropriate humor.