Hello I am Brandon Pausa. I live in Reno, NV. (ever sense I got in trouble)
Brandon is educated in various aspects of recovery. Primarily; I practice the 12 step recovery process. I went through a 3 year DUI court program in 2013. This program consisted of treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. My life changed dramatically, I have not been the same sense.
I trained to my benefit, various kinds of therapy during treatment. I learned and understand the medical aspects of addiction. I experienced first hand the chemical and physical struggle that one goes through. Through self help I have re-framed how I look at recovery, I often refer to myself as someone in long term recovery.
As a recovery specialist I have worked in the college recovery community. Self compassion is important to me me, I tend to be most hard on myself. I have worked hand in hand with counselors and other trained professionals. I enjoy helping out others when I can.
Being involved means putting yourself out there even when it feels uncomfortable. This can be a fun process, as long as I accept my character defects and learn to take it easy on myself.
I realize you cant give away what you do not have. So I am committing to the 12 step process again, this time with and new sponsor in Gamblers Anonymous. Through this blog I will share the experience strength and hope.