Part two of this special podcast series introduces two dynamic recovery coaches who will be working with students and staff within School District 76. Nathan moved to Medicine Hat at the age of 14 to play AAA hockey within the MHMHA and has called the city home ever since. He has been in recovery from substance use disorder for the last 18 years and left a prosperous career in the energy sector to become a Recovery Coach with OCJ. Michelle brings a unique perspective to the OCJ Recovery Coach Team. She has experienced the loss of loved ones due to substance use disorder and in her young life has found the power of speaking with others when struggling with loss or emotional turmoil. Tara also has experience with substance use disordered from an early age where drinking was normal in her home. She has been in recovery for the last 17 years and brings extensive experience in working with people affected by addiction or dependence upon alcohol. She will be guiding this exciting new collaborative program between OCJ and School District 76. Tara, Michelle and Nathan’s life experience and their connections to many youths in the city will be of utmost value in supporting the students and staff within School District 76.
If there are any questions with regards to what Our Collective Journey is, what Recovery Coaching looks like or any other concerns please reach out to Our Collective Journey at www.ourcollectivejourney.ca, 403-800-1191 or Facebook Messenger.