Allison is one of the most delightful, knowledgeable and friendly people that I work with, so I was very excited and pleased to learn that my next task for the day was to interview her for this blog.
Ten years clean and sober at this writing, she actually started working at Turning Point of Tampa in 2012 as a House Manager, while attending USF and ultimately obtaining a degree in nursing, an accomplishment in itself, if you ask me.
To answer your next question: no, she is not a vegan, and the reason I bring that up is because she lives part-time on a farm with some cows, goats and a donkey named Eleanor. The cows all have names, too, but we don’t have time to go into that here.
Anyway, as I was saying, after getting her degree Allison became a surgical nurse at a local hospital. While there, she got some serious experience in a fast-paced, high-pressure medical environment. She also did some time in an outpatient surgical center. The girl knows her stuff.
However, she felt as though something was missing, but knew she had always wanted to be a part of helping people involved in trying recover from an addiction – whether it was drugs, alcohol or eating disorders. So she came back to Turning Point of Tampa as an RN, working with our clients in the Village, and eventually was promoted to Nurse Manager in 2018.
Alison loves being of service and helping people find recovery. She is obviously qualified and has the unique understanding that is required in order to connect with people in the initial phase of treatment, and what we all hope will be the rest of their lives.
Here’s lookin’ at you, Allison!
Turning Point of Tampa’s goal is to always provide a safe environment and a solid foundation in 12-Step recovery, in tandem with quality individual therapy and groups. We have been offering Licensed Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders and Dual Diagnosis in Tampa since 1987.