My name is Julie T. In 2010, I was officially diagnosed as alcohol dependent even though I probably qualified in my early 20s as a full-fledged alcoholic.
I am on a mission today. I refuse to be ashamed of my addiction and have devoted my life and career to reducing stigma, getting people into the services they need to get into recovery and sharing my strength and hope.
I am also a dual-diagnosed patient. I have very stubborn depression and anxiety. Through the help of individual counseling, DBT Training and medication, I have been stable and in recovery.
I am a graduate of the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. I obtained my license to practice as a Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor in 2014. I work as a Substance Abuse Counselor in Western Wisconsin.