Recovery is a daily reprieve from active alcoholism, and awareness, acceptance, and right action are keys to healing and wellbeing. It’s like climbing a mountain: as you ascend the slope onward and upward, the view toward the wide-open spaces is different depending upon which side you’re climbing. The capacity for positive change and recovery is exactly the same at 10,000 feet on the northside as it is on the other sides of the mountain, but the view (experience) differs. In other words, the differences in your recovery and your neighbor’s depend upon which face of the mountain you’re on—they depend on how you look at your life’s journey to sobriety.


Douglas is an expert in the field of addiction and substance abuse treatment. Douglas has held a position on the Advisory Board of the AETC. From 1995-2005 he served on the statewide IDRC Director's Association and was elected three times for two-year terms-once as Association Secretary and twice for Vice-President of the Association. He has served in a variety of influential positions throughout his long-standing career. 


"I was fortunate to get two chances at recovery, the first time when I was 20 years old and then again in August of 1982. You may not know it, but most people suffering from alcoholism don't seek treatment or get the chance for recovery. The life of an active alcoholic is a hell of a way to live life; it's no life at all."
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