Episode 13: Improving the system
Guest: Randy Anderson | RCP, LADC
Date: March 7, 2022
Randy is a person living in long-term recovery and what that means to him is he hasn’t used any drugs, alcohol, or any mood-altering substance since January 9, 2005. After receiving the life-saving gift of recovery, Randy completed his A.S. degree in addiction counseling and a B.A. in human services and worked as a full-time addiction counselor for two years at Eden House Recovery Services – the very same treatment facility where he was once a patient. A formerly incarcerated person sentenced to 87 months in prison as a first non-violent drug offender, Randy is a nationally recognized advocate for recovery and justice reform. He serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.
In Today’s BHI episode I had the honor and privilege to speak and interview Randy Anderson. The discussion topics included ways that healthcare professionals and the department of human services could make improvements on delivering quality care to the clients as well as improving quality of work-life for licensed alcohol and drug counselors and peer recovery specialists. We also get into topics on what a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) is and the important roles they plan in an individual’s substance use recovery. The BHI listeners also learn of Randy’s contribution in the committee on human services reform finance and policy. We then discuss Randy’s program Bold North Recovery and Consulting and what its main focus and goals are.
Bold North Recovery and Consulting
Jacob Minning, MA, LADC
Jacob has always had a strong passion for helping people in need, in addition to helping others achieve their personal health and fitness goals. He has experience with and enjoys assisting others as they work through life’s challenges.