At the end of last month, I was yet again blessed by this program. I got the privilege and pleasure of taking a few of our clients up to the Oregon Coast, specifically Falcons Crest and Haystack Rock. This is yet another example of how Oregon Trail Recovery has changed my life for the better.
When I was a client, I rarely had a chance to participate in any of the weekend outings. I wanted to busy myself with work and school. However, my coworker Colin brought up the idea of the trip in one of our weekly staffing meetings. I jumped at the idea and I am grateful I did. It provided me with an opportunity to see how unique and beautiful the state of Oregon really is.
In fact, since moving to Portland in January of last year, I heard from staff, clients and even locals. Getting the chance to scratch that off my list was just another extra benefit.
Being born in San Diego, CA, you may think I saw my fair share of gorgeous beaches and coastlines. However, like Oregon in general, the coast is so uniquely gorgeous that pictures and words hardly do it justice. The best way I can describe it is a perfect blend of lush forest and picturesque beaches. One doesn’t mind the intense rains and winds as they add to the splendor of the coastline.
The Oregon Coast Experience
The real treasure was seeing a number of my clients take in the beauty during recovery. I feel it helped them view their recovery as a journey towards a destination of true treasure and peace.
A big part of my job at Oregon Trail Recovery is to take this journey with the clients. Working with others is a crucial part of this job, but also an important element. By reaching out and helping other clients in their journey, I can add strength to my sobriety and my program.
We also had a chance to attend an AA meeting in the town of Seaside. This meeting usually only has 3 regular attendees and we filled in the rest of the seats. The members of that meeting were not only grateful to have us. It gave them hope for the future.
I can’t stress enough how grateful I am for this unique opportunity to work for this company. The trip to the Oregon Coast was just another example of the beauty and splendor in which I have a chance to see and be a part of. It is yet a reminder to me that in my recovery and in the recovery of my peers, the possibilities are limitless and they contain a countless bounty. Contact OTR today for more information about the addiction recovery process. Additionally, learn more about our addiction recovery programs.