Health and Wellness

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101

Denise Krochta

Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101 – Where Do Drug Counselors Come From?

Do you know what the drug counselors learn to become drug counselors? Who can be a drug counselor? Do you have to be in “in recovery” to be a drug counselor? This week these and other questions will be discussed and answered when Denise interviews Donna Mae DePola. Donna Mae is a recognized leader in the field of Substance Abuse and Substance Abuse Education. She has worked in the field of addiction for over 25 years. She founded The Resource Training Center (TRTC), a school that provides the education required to become a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State, the largest of its kind.

TRTC provides the New York State Drinking Driver Program, in which DWI offenders must participate in order to retain their driver’s license. TRTC has also partnered with MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, to provide the Victim Impact Panel, a court mandated seminar for DWI offenders, where victims of DWI crashes share their experiences and loss.

Ms DePola is also an author of the newly released book, Twelve Tins about her personal history, which she will tell a bit about in her interview.