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“True Recovery” by Michele Downey RN, MAC, LMFT

Step 12 Magazine – December 2016 (p. 40) “True Recovery” http://www.step12magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Issue19Final.pdf When I first worked in the hospital as a nursing assistant, they asked me if I would go to the new CARE alcohol unit they were starting. I knew it was a new adventure because nobody knew if this would even work in a […]

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Love Can Be a Many Splendored Thing

Amazing Women Magazine – February 2016 (p. 23) “Love Can Be a Many Splendored Thing” This article was published in the Amazing Women of Power Magazine in February 2016..  Michele is a radio host for the Design for Living show on Mondays at 10:30am PST. It is an inspirational show designed to motivate and inspire […]

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Compassion Fatigue

COMPASSION FATIGUE This has been a most timely subject. I had just attended a workshop for mental health workers. Professionals were across the spectrum as this was a huge conference; we had physicians, nurses, LCSW, LMFT’s , CAC and CAADAC certified as well as early childhood mental health supervisors from various county organizations. When I […]

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