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Meet The Workit Health Michigan Team: How Kristin Overcame Drug Addiction

At Workit Clinic - Michigan, medical professionals provide medication-assisted treatment like buprenorphine/naloxone (commonly recognized by brand name Suboxone) for addiction to opiates like heroin or pain pills. Meet Kristin, our Head of Clinical Operations.

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At Workit Health in Michigan, medical professionals provide Suboxone & therapy.

Our care team is made up of compassionate people focused on providing the best possible experience for what we realize is an uncomfortable situation. Why do we understand how tough opiate addiction and opiate withdrawal are? Because many of us at Workit are in long-term recovery ourselves, including both of the company’s founders.

Kristin, our Head of Clinical Operations at Workit Clinic – Michigan, made time to sit down with me for a video interview about her own journey through addiction and recovery. She talked about why she loves working with those who seek help for opiate addiction, and advice she has for those unsure if treatment is right for them. She was often unsure if treatment was right for her, and now, several years sober and working for Workit, she is sure she made the right choice in quitting drugs.

Read the highlights, or watch the entire thing below:

Kali: Kristin, can you tell us about your recovery journey? When did you start drinking and using? What was it like for you?

Kristin: I’ve been in recovery now for two and a half years… I started drinking when I was 14. I did not get sober until I was 37 or 38. I had a long run out there. Like many people, there were times when I was drinking or using drugs like a normal person. But towards the end it was a sad, bleak, miserable existence. I do consider myself lucky to be alive.

What would you say to people who are thinking of getting treatment?

It’s a horrible dichotomy, you can’t live with drugs anymore but you can’t live without them… I thought about killing myself for quite a long time because it seemed easier than getting sober. That’s how daunting the task of recovery seemed to me. For people who are in that place, where I spent so much time, I’d say: “There are people who understand.”

Want to hear more of Kristin’s recovery journey? Listen to her share on relapse and healing family relationships.

No road to recovery is smooth or simple. But there are people willing to help you along the way, who have experience the same struggles and roadblocks. All it takes is a single step forward.

 

Kali Lux is a consumer marketing leader with a focus on healthcare and wellness. She has over a decade of experience in building and operating metrics-driven brand, demand generation, and customer experience teams. A founding member of Workit Health’s team and a person in recovery herself, she’s passionate about fighting stigma and developing strategies that allow more people access to quality treatment at the moment they’re ready for help.

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