Episode 17: Rob Long


Hello, and welcome to another episode of Turning Point. I've got a couple of apologies to make right off the bat. First of all, I apologize that it took so long to get another episode out the door, I think it's been at least a few months. My wife and I welcomed Hudson, our third child, to the world in late November and that might have contributed something to the delay. Second, I also need to apologize for some of the audio in this episode. The first few minutes on Rob's end have some wind noise, and for some reason most the audio on my end is of substandard quality.  That being said, if you can push through the first couple of minutes it gets much better, and this is one of the most important interviews I've done to date. 
Rob Long is a young man in his early twenties who attended our Shunda Creek program more than 5 years ago. He's since gone on to a career in the field and has some fascinating and incredibly useful insights into what it's like being a client in an addiction treatment program, as well as being a professional in the field.
It's well worth your 35 minutes.
And I want to let you all know about an important event coming up in April, 2017. Enviros and Mount Royal University are cohosting "Shifting Perspective", a conference that will be celebrating and sharing innovation and best practice in the field of addiction and mental health treatment in Alberta. Be sure to check it out at www.shiftingperspective.ca.