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Why I don’t want to work in addiction services


Reported by Sheryle

Published on Monday, February 20th, 2023

Recovery
Blogs Microreports Reports

Why I don’t want to work in addiction services


Written by Sheryle

Published on Monday, February 20th, 2023

Recovery

I’ve been working as a voluntary peer mentor for a year now. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the future and I don’t want to work in recovery at the moment because I don’t want to have a job just for being an ex addict and then being known with my employers as an ex addict.

Whereas I can have a job in retail where I’m not known as an next addict and I’m treated as an employee. There’s a lot of stuff in recovery that as a recovering addict, you don’t want to get involved with, especially if you have other commitments and you can’t…you have to focus on your commitments before dealing with other people’s recovery. 

Written by Sheryle


I'm Sheryle Thomas. I live in London . I was homeless on/ off for 24 years. I am now in supported housing. I am a keen activist / feminist who helps support women experiencing homelessness and volunteers within a group to help with period poverty whilst experiencing homelessness.

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