Christopher Greer joins the show today to continue our discussion on addiction. Having worked in primary care, and as I continue to work in the hospital, I have witnessed so many people dealing with addiction. Those who struggle with addiction often hide it until it can’t be hidden anymore. I’ve seen people in their worst state, and I would wonder if they had reached their rock bottom. The truth is, no matter how bad the state – could be coma in a young person – you don’t know if they’ve reached that place where they finally choose their life. Only they know. And it’s really hard to see, witnessing someone’s demise because of addiction. There is so much harm that’s done, not only to them, but also to the people who love them. That’s why we continue to talk about hard topics on the show – because with learning and understanding, there can be a possibility for heathier choices and courage for something better.
Christopher Greer is a therapist in Santa Cruz, and he earned his Masters in Social Work. He spent the last few years working at a local non-profit providing varying levels of support for people struggling with Substance Use Disorder, individuals with varying mental health disorders, and those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. And he helps his clients with their mental health and well being, to consider the whole person. You can find him at chrisgreertherapy.com.