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Morgan Werner began her career in the Mental Health field, serving as a Mental Health Counselor for over 5 years at a psychiatric hospital for children. She then went on to find a true passion in helping those with the disease of addiction when she went to work for a local treatment center as the Regional Alumni Coordinator. Now, Morgan happily serves Recovery Centers of America as the Alumni Operations Coordinator based out of our corporate office in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Morgan currently holds a degree in Interpersonal Psychology and is working to complete a second degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Public Policy. From there, her goal is to complete a master’s degree in Public Policy to help implement necessary changes that will positively influence the lives of those who have been affected by the system.
Why do you choose to work as an Alumni Coordinator for RCA?
Recovery Centers of America is a well-known and well-respected group of treatment centers in my community. It is an honor to be a part of such an extraordinary team and to serve our alumni by showing them that recovery is not only possible but that it is an incredible way of life.
In your opinion, why do you believe an alumni program is so important for those who want to achieve long term recovery?
Having an alumni program is so vital because it is an essential part of our mission to save one million lives from the disease of addiction and offers continuous support to those who truly want to find a new way of living. Where some treatment centers say goodbye to patients upon discharge, the Alumni Team and our growing community of alumni say ‘welcome, we’re happy you’re here.’ It is a safe, nurturing environment where alumni can connect with one another, share new experiences, and get in service which are three key pieces when we talk about success in recovery.
What is your favorite quote, and why?
My most favorite quote is “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt. To me, this quote has a lot of meaning. Never quit and never give up are the obvious piece, but also the reference to the knot is what really draws me to this quote. The knot, in essence, means to find something to hold onto – whether it’s an accomplishment or a goal, tying that knot is an act of refocusing on the things we can control when life feels out of control.
What are the major driving forces in your life?
What gets me out of bed is my daughter. Being a parent is one of the single greatest honors I believe we can have in life, and I am so grateful that my higher power gave me that opportunity. I wake up every day with the intention to show my daughter how far hard work and a kind heart will get her.
If you could send a message to family, friends and loved ones of those with a substance use disorder, what would it be?
If I could share one message with loved ones who have someone they care about battling substance use disorder, it would be to keep hope alive and never give up. When we continue to have hope for our loved ones, we leave the door open for them to surrender and ask for help.