The Perfectly Flawed Foundation
Just a few years after graduating from one of the top engineering schools in the world, no education could have prepared me for the path I was about to choose.
Hidden in plain sight amongst my small town community in white, middle-America, I worked three jobs, grew marijuana and sold my prescriptions to support a $5ooo+/month heroin habit. It felt inescapable.
For fourteen years, three hour round trips in the middle of the night down “heroin highway” to inner-city Chicago were routine…all while trying to be an active father and stay under the radar of my co-workers, family and friends.
I convinced myself that I was a poker player in the game of the life so I could justify my lies.
Thankfully, I did not have to steal to support my habit, yet I experienced first-hand, the chains that bind those who do.
Currently, I am burdened with mounds of debt and an empty bank account…but I want no hand-outs. I got myself into this mess, so I’m going to get myself out of it.
Now a divorced, single father of a 6-year old boy, follow me on this journey as I try to take some of the pain away from users and their loved ones and show others my “steps” with a unique, modern insight.
Armed with an arsenal of thoughts built over a life of poor choices and substance abuse, I don’t come at you with books or degrees. Rather, my story is a raw, inside perspective from years of battling in the trenches, silently checking myself in and out of rehabs until I finally had enough and discovered the right path.
Care CoordinatorCategory: Non-Profit and Social ServicesPosition Summary:The position will work in coordination with The Perfectly Flawed Foundation’s Mobile Wellness & Peer Support program to conduct needs assessment, service planning, and linkage to services for individuals and families impacted by substance use. The role will travel with Mobile Wellness staff as needed and conduct SBIRT screenings (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to ...read moreContact: Kim DahlPhone:(815) 830-8675
Rep/Contact InfoDiane SchallhornLuke Tomsha