Arlene’s mission dovetails perfectly with Bob’s mission of One Million Acts of Kindnesses. She is a Recovery Coach working in well known drug and alcohol treatment rehab centers. It became apparent to her that many of the causes of teen drug addiction was bullying and lack of kindness in their lives.
Arlene has authored 2 books on addiction and recovery coaching, and she is currently writing her third book geared completely to teens entitled When Bad Feels Good…a teenagers dilemma regarding drugs. There is an epidemic of drug use among teens. It. Must. Be. Stopped.
Together, Bob and Arlene are waging the battle. Won’t you join us?
A word from Arlene
Thanks for stopping by and for giving me the opportunity to tell you a bit about why I am here..
Currently I work in well known drug and alcohol rehab treatment centers in South Florida. I hope you’re sitting down, because my next statement might knock you off your feet. The vast majority of the people in treatment started using drugs when they were 12 or 13! Some have started even younger. So many of them as children were bullied in school or even at home, and using drugs was the only time they felt peace or felt happy….
Others, of course, succumbed to peer pressure, but again, usually those “older” or cooler kids experienced some unkindness or others pushing them to use. Over and over I hear about unkindness in one form or another from patient after patient. Of course some kids were just curious about drugs and tried using, and unfortunately, the misinformation given to them by adults only gave them license to continue using. “Drugs are bad…drugs will ruin your life…” but guess what, they tried drugs and it was fun, it felt good. Better, truthful information is a critical component to halt this epidemic.
I ask the clients in treatment, did you know you could be addicted? Do you know what addicted even meant? No they say, no! How is it possible that they did not know. This failure clearly rests upon the shoulders of adults…you and me.
Now, enter Bob into my life! Because of a serendipitous event we were brought together and it became immediately apparent that by helping each other, we could help so many more.
Bob’s vision of kindness dovetails perfectly with what I do. I have had the great privilege of helping people to overcome addiction and to pass along kindness and fellowship to others as they battle addiction.
I have authored two books and I am currently working on a third that is geared to teenagers.
Please take a moment to look at these books and know that your purchase will help us to continue with this all important goal of spreading kindness and hope.
With your help, how can we not succeed?
Please visit www.RecoveryCoachForLife.com to read more about her important books, and CD’s.