Darrell's Story -- A Story of Self-Introspection, Determination, Self-Management, and Gratitude!
My name is Darrell Wright and I am an individual in sustained recovery. What this means for me is that I have not used alcohol and/or any mind or mood altering substances since 2010.
I must say that I finally started making some substantial changes in my life, after decades of trying, when I finally made the decision to get out of my own way. I then went on to follow a program that has proved to help millions of other people straighten out their own lives... ... ...
Today, with self-introspection, determination, and work on self, I am literally living an honest, productive, and satisfying life that allows me to help others while at the same time helping myself. I have a beautiful fiancée and adorable two year old son. I live life on life's terms. I may not have the home or car of my dreams, or even be at the level of living where I would like to be, but thank God I am nowhere near where I use to be!
In 2013, I returned to college. In 2016, I graduated and obtained my Bachelor's of Science Degree in Human Services, with a concentration in Addiction. I will complete my Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate at the close of this semester which will transfer into a 60 Credit Licensed Mental Health Counseling Master's Degree Program.
I am currently a proud member of the Boston Public Health Commission's Safe and Sound Recovery Center, which is federally funded by SAMHSA, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. I am employed as a
MOAR Recovery Coach supporting others on their own self determined recovery path.
It is my long-term goal to continue working in this field, and possibly go on to start my own business, write grants, and/or develop some new alcohol/drug treatment modules. If, I have learned anything over the last seven years, I learned that we can do some amazing things when we commit our minds and hearts to a particular objective. That is the power of recovery!