How did you first get into working with people with all different kinds of addiction, and what gave birth to Solutions Recovery?
My family and I have been long time residents of Las Vegas, and I used to run a large insurance company based here in Nevada. I was surprised to find that there were not any good treatment facilities here in town and that for the most part, we would have to send people out of state to get the help they needed and still be covered by their insurance. I created Solutions Recovery because there was a profound need for a facility with comprehensive treatment programs for substance abuse and addiction which was staffed by caring professionals.
What aspect of your work in this field over the past years has been most fulfilling?
As a father myself, helping parents get free from the shadow of addiction and seeing them reconnect with their families and participate in their children’s life is the most fulfilling aspect of being the president of Solutions Recovery, Inc.
What lessons have you learned about the role of motivation in addiction treatment and recovery that would be most important to front line addiction counselors?
When talking about the treatment and recovery field, motivation is not a particularly important factor in relation to the effectiveness of treatment. We have found that, between those who feel motivated to seek treatment on their own, and those who are forced to attend a treatment program by friends, family, or a court decision, there is absolutely no difference in success rates. The only thing that matters is getting to the treatment as well as staying for the duration of your treatment plan. While it is great when people decide to enter treatment on their own, it’s not the defining factor in whether or not you will find success, but if you take the time to let the treatment plan run its complete course, you stand an infinitely greater chance at remaining clean.
What else do people need to know about addiction and recovery?
The last person to know about an addiction is usually the addict themselves. Anything you do to help an active addict is enabling, and the only positive move to make in this case is to get them into a treatment program, or extricate you from their lives, in order for them to realize they need to get treatment.
If you could leave our readers with one last piece of business advice, what would it be?
To me, the best qualities to have in business have always been having a strong sense of personal tenacity, as well as being backed by a dedicated and passionate team in anything.
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