- What is your name & job title?
Logan Chamberlin, LMHC, CRRA, Clinical Director
- How long have you worked at Turning Point of Tampa?
I have worked at Turning Point for 12 years. I am an alumni myself from Turning Point of Tampa, completing residential and IOP treatment 14 years ago. I was hired as a house manager on my two-year sober anniversary and the rest is history!
- Please share at least a paragraph about your own personal recovery journey.
I believe I have had the “ism” long before I picked up drugs and alcohol. But from my first exposure to substances I was hooked, and made a decision to stay loaded as much and as often as possible. Through my teenage years I was highly successful at this goal but as a result burned down anything and anyone good in my life. I entered treatment at 19 years old at Turning Point of Tampa. I was scared, on the verge of being hopeless and still not totally convinced that I had the disease of addiction despite a mountain of evidence that said otherwise. In short, a little bit of open mindedness and willingness was all I needed to make a start at recovery. I remember making an agreement with myself that I would do this right and thoroughly for a year and IF my life wasn’t dramatically improved, I could always go back to using and drinking. This approach has not failed me to this day. Everything good I have in my life is a result of being sober. Being sober is a direct result of the program, people in the program and others caring for me when I could not care for myself.
- What is your favorite part of working at Turning Point of Tampa?
My favorite part of working at Turning Point has always been the ability to introduce someone to a solution and design for living that can radically change their lives and others. When I see an alumni pick up a medallion at a meeting and tell me about the promises coming true in their life – there is nothing more rewarding than playing a small role in this. In short, I love that I can give back what was freely given to me.
- If you could share one thing with people and their families who are struggling with addiction or/mental health issues, what would that be?
There is a solution. You may not see it now but all the trials and tribulations you are currently going through can be the catalyst to a life of purpose and an ability to connect with and help others in a way that you could not imagine today. I share this as the same sentiment was told to me and has come true tenfold.