The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Kim Jorgensen-Richard: Intergenerational Trauma in an Alcoholic Home Led Kim To Her Darkest Hour and Her Hard Fought Recovery Delivered Her Back to the Light

Episode Summary

Kim Jorgensen-Richard, first time author, of Rock-Covery, Not Your Mother’s Meditation Book, (now available on Amazon.com) is a life-long resident of Southeastern Massachusetts, a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, a woman in recovery from trauma & addiction, and of course, a fan of all things rock and roll! She first began her recovery journey in 1987, at a detox in Fall River, Massachusetts. In the 10 years that followed, she began her career in the field of addictions treatment, started a family, and continued to stay on the path of recovery. Eventually though, she became distracted by her good fortune and decided to celebrate with a drink, thus beginning a three-year relapse. Fortunately, she never stopped seeking treatment, and eventually began to find traction on her road to recovery. She does not apologize for her relapse, but acknowledges it as one of the most powerful life-lessons that she has ever experienced. She credits this experience as a key influence in maintaining her recovery today, and one of the motivations behind her first book, _Rock-Covery-Not Your Mother’s Meditation Book. _ Today, a woman in long-term, active recovery from alcohol and any other numbing agent or activity, Kim is a Project Director at an area Human Service Agency, providing reentry assistance for individuals diagnosed with Substance Use or Co-Occurring Disorder. Her mission is to chip away at the stigma surrounding these disorders, providing hope to people devastated by trauma, addiction & mental health issues by sharing her own experiences with these same conditions. Kim enjoys spending time with her soul sisters in recovery, hanging out with her kids, watching the Patriots & documentaries, going to the gym and the beach, and of course, listening to music and going to concerts with her guy.

Episode Notes

Kim Jorgensen-Richard, first time author, of Rock-Covery, Not Your Mother’s Meditation Book, (now available on Amazon.com) is a life-long resident of Southeastern Massachusetts, a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, a woman in recovery from trauma & addiction, and of course, a fan of all things rock and roll!

She first began her recovery journey in 1987, at a detox in Fall River, Massachusetts. In the 10 years that followed, she began her career in the field of addictions treatment, started a family, and continued to stay on the path of recovery. Eventually though, she became distracted by her good fortune and decided to celebrate with a drink, thus beginning a three-year relapse.

Fortunately, she never stopped seeking treatment, and eventually began to find traction on her road to recovery. She does not apologize for her relapse, but acknowledges it as one of the most powerful life-lessons that she has ever experienced. She credits this experience as a key influence in maintaining her recovery today, and one of the motivations behind her first book, _Rock-Covery-Not Your Mother’s Meditation Book. _

Today, a woman in long-term, active recovery from alcohol and any other numbing agent or activity, Kim is a Project Director at an area Human Service Agency, providing reentry assistance for individuals diagnosed with Substance Use or Co-Occurring Disorder. Her mission is to chip away at the stigma surrounding these disorders, providing hope to people devastated by trauma, addiction & mental health issues by sharing her own experiences with these same conditions.

Kim enjoys spending time with her soul sisters in recovery, hanging out with her kids, watching the Patriots & documentaries, going to the gym and the beach, and of course, listening to music and going to concerts with her guy.

 

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