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Meet Rodea

Nurse Practitioner from our Community Withdrawal Management Program

Rodea’s advice/inspiration for others

Recovery from addiction is a lifelong journey and it is not a linear process. There might be setbacks along the way and if a relapse occurs, it is NOT an indication of failure. Throughout the recovery journey, an individual will encounter numerous challenges and will need to make countless changes. These changes can involve altering patterns of thinking, learning healthier ways to cope with stress and emotions, reshaping relationships and social circles, adopting new hobbies or interests, and creating a more supportive environment. With enough commitment and support, an individual can continue moving forward towards their goal.

Rodea, Nurse Practitioner

Rodea’s favourite accomplishment at CMHA 

One of the biggest highlights would be my involvement in developing the Community Withdrawal Management Program from the very beginning. We started from having zero clients to now a fully functioning program that provides support to people in their recovery journey. As a Nurse Practitioner, I see value in little moments of every day such as providing psychoeducation, prescribing medications that improve our clients’ health, visiting clients, or simply listening to their stories. The role can be challenging but very rewarding at the same time.

Why Rodea enjoys working at CMHA 

CMHA provides a healthy work environment that encourages a good work/life balance. A healthy work environment is crucial for the well-being and productivity of employees. When employees feel valued, have a sense of purpose, and can utilize their skills, they are more likely to experience job satisfaction and overall happiness.

How our Community Withdrawal Management Program supports our community

The Community Withdrawal Management Program provides comprehensive community withdrawal management services to individuals struggling with substance use (e.g. alcohol and/or other substances). The program functions from a harm reduction philosophy and acknowledges that every person’s journey to recovery is unique, and their readiness/willingness to change may vary. We aim to provide individualized support and meet clients where they are at in their recovery journey.

Learn more about our Community Withdrawal Management Program
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