Wednesday, January 04, 2017
A Day in the Life of a Drug & Alcohol/Mental Health Therapist
So far this week I have gone into work early and left late. It has been an emotionally exhausting week thus far. The last four new patients on my caseload were admitted after they survived an overdose when given Narcan. These are young people and our state especially the city of Philadelphia is in crisis as folks are dying everyday from overdoses. It is clearly an opiate epidemic and myself as well as the other counselors have been working tirelessly to help but we are human too and the emotional toll it is taken on us is very real. Imagine having a job where the success rate is low and the death rate is high.