I initially chose this profession so I could give back what was so freely given to me. A lot of great people helped me on my journey and I wanted to be able to do that with others who were struggling.
Director of Community Outreach and Alumni Services
Colby originally went to treatment for opiates, eventually substituting for alcohol, and attended Inpatient Treatment six times. Alcoholism led Colby to serious depression and hopelessness. It was the finding and working of the 12 Steps that brought a sense of direction and purpose back to his life. The combination of the steps and a new environment (Dallas, TX) allowed Colby to reach a point where he was able to have a true spiritual awakening.
What inspired you to choose this profession?
What would you want someone to know about working with you?
That I love my job. I never thought I would be lucky enough to say that, but I truly am passionate about helping people. We’re in this together.
Why do you work at Lighthouse?
I work at Lighthouse because of the team and the philosophy. From the top down, everyone is on the same page and the decision-making process is far more democratic than I’ve seen at other Treatment facilities.
What do you wish people knew about Lighthouse who might be hesitant to try it?
I wish people knew how much time and attention is given to each individual case. Every case is different so we put a lot of thought into how we can help each and every guy.