When the Professional Becomes Personal
June 23, 2016•26 min
Addiction counselors work every day to help their clients get on the road to recovery.What happens when an addiction counselor needs to help a family member plagued by addiction? Angelina Gripp is the Clinical Director for Tres Vistas Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in San Clemente, California, and the cohost of The Recovery Show on Southern California's KOCI, 101.5 FM. She also has a teenage son who has struggled with addiction and is now living a successful, sober life. Angelina explains how her professional training and experience helped her with an intensely personal fight against addiction. She also discusses the role of families in treatment, as well as how she brings her unique personal understanding of addiction into her everyday work with clients.