Administrator for Acceptance Detox & Treatment Services
Founder of Integrated Methods of Interventions for drug and alcohol abuse, worked in the field of addiction since 1993, a human service worker in domestic violence and sexual abuse since 1981, co-founder of New Leaf Counseling Services, and 30 years' experience in working with families of addiction and trauma. She is educated in addiction and social work, working primarily in the medical model of treatment for addiction and mental health. She is a published author of "A Mother's Cry" in the Addiction Professionals Magazine in 2006, and has made many contributions in the addiction world of treatment and development. Her most beloved area of knowledge was gained in the 1980's from a course taught by Virginia Satir and Paula Englander/Golden while working for the Department of Mental Health of Oklahoma, Miami Oklahoma. She became a certified trainer of the "Say it Straight" foundation, continuing to use this method of communication in her work. She is the mother of 5 grown children many of whom also work in the field of addiction. Her husband has contributed to her work as a co-interventionist and holistic healer. While Gail has much to offer her goal is to help families heal from addiction and find solutions to trauma.
Today is like every other day. I start it with turning on the shower, walking to the kitchen to feed the cat, to the garage to clean her litter box, and once her needs are met, I focus on mine. I take my shower and make my bed. The routine is always the same, oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast, hot...Read
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