The Addictions Coach Welcomes Debbie Perkins to the Team!
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Debbie Perkins is a certified International Master Addictions Coach with an AA in Science, an AAS in Supervision and Management and is one credit shy of a Bachelor’s in Supervision and Management. She is heavily involved in Addiction Recovery, running the organization No More Heroin (http://www.nomoreheroin.org), while at the same time owning and running Sober Houses for Women. Debbie herself is a recovering addict with almost 8 years sober, but Debbie’s road to recovery has not been easy.
Debbie was molested at the tender age of 6 years old and her abuser gave her alcohol in addition to the sexual abuse he forced on her. By 10 years old Debbie was a full-blown addict. While she was struggling with her addiction, she lost each of her parents to suicide. She was raped at 34 years old, while in full-blown addiction and was forced to give birth to her daughter while handcuffed to a bed.
At that time, addiction was not recognized as an illness and so Debbie found herself, like many addicts at the time, in jail and prison. Because she was still keeping her early abuse secret and was unwilling to be honest about her past, she found herself in and out of rehabs and jail, never staying sober for more than 6 months at a time.
Her recovery came when she was sentenced with 2 years of house arrest, daily 12 step support meetings and then 3 years of probation. During those 5 years she learned to forgive those who had hurt her and learned how to practice asking forgiveness of those who she had hurt during her active addiction.
Debbie learned how to do all this through a 12 step program and is now able to be at peace with her past, remain sober and share her wisdom, strength and hope with others who are still in the grip of their active addiction. She is also able to recognize that her final judicial accountability was what saved her from a continuous life of addiction, pain, legal troubles and quite likely death from overdose.
Debbie took steps to learn about the field of addiction and recovery and gained national certification in several areas of addiction as well as having her Master Addictions Coaching Certification. She uses her knowledge and experience in her Transitional Houses to help her clients learn how to become whole, productive members of society while remaining healthy.
While her journey to sobriety and self-discovery has not been easy, she has learned how to have a life full of dignity, honor and support for fellow addicts who are struggling in the grip of this terrible disease. Debbie uses her experience, strength, hope and knowledge to help others fight and beat their own disease and become healthy productive members of society.