Emily Almand, RRT-PDirector of Admissions

    Working in the field of substance abuse and mental health was never on my radar. It all came about as a result of being swept away by addiction myself at age 15.

    After many years of darkness, pain, shame, and regret, I was graced with the opportunity to recover and to ultimately recreate and continue to build my best life.

    The most important things in my life today are family, friends, and helping others who are suffering as I once did. I truly believe that transformation begins with honesty, courage, and the willingness to walk through – not around – discomfort and pain.

    Humility has been, and always will be, the foundation upon which I have found my freedom.

    During my journey from darkness to light, I discovered that I was uniquely equipped to help others who shared similar struggles. Nothing in my life has ever fulfilled me more than witnessing and partaking in the healing and transformation of the countless lives that continue to cross my path.

    I’m honored to share my recovery in three areas: sober living, inpatient treatment, and intensive outpatient treatment. I approach healing in the same way that I’ve found my own peace and happiness: through altruism, love, compassion, relatability. Most importantly – connection.

    “What lies behind us and what lies in front of us pales in comparison to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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