Meet Madalyn. She was recently accepted into UA’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program (http://www.ches.ua.edu/hdfs/graduates/mft/). She believes her training in addiction and recovery will help her understand the influences of addiction on the family and ways the family can rebuild during recovery.
Meet Danielle. Not only is she minoring in Addiction and Recovery, but she is also minoring in Nutrition. She has her heart set on working with patients struggling with food addictions and eating disorders.
Meet Charles. He has plans to pursue a degree in Social Work after his time as an undergraduate at UA. He believes his training in addiction and recovery will be essential to the work he will be doing with individuals and families in the community.
Meet Mystiqik. She is destined to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is taking classes in the Addiction and Recovery minor so she can better understand the issues that families face when a member of the family is struggling with addiction.
Meet Liz. She is Psychology major and has a passion for research. She recently applied for a prestigious internship where she can examine nicotine receptors in the brain. Her long term goals are to become a professor and to conduct research on the neuroscience of addiction and recovery.
Meet Sam. She is a Nursing major and believes her training in addiction and recovery will help her provide top-quality treatment for her patients. She wants to develop the compassion, patience, and skills necessary for working with patients struggling with addiction.
Meet Bailey. She is a Biology major on the pre-pharmacy track. Bailey is interested in learning more about addictive drugs and their impact on the brain and behavior as well as pharmacological approaches to treat addiction.
Meet Robyn. After taking one course in the minor, Robyn secured a position at Bradford Health Services here in Tuscaloosa where she interviews potential clients and helps determine what kind of services they need given their current situation.
Meet Jim. He is a Criminal Justice major and believes his training in addiction and recovery will prepare him well for a career in the criminal justice system.