As a part of my series about the women in wellness, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chrissy Orellana.

Christina is currently the Clinical Director for Scottsdale Recovery Center. Christina holds a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling and is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor. Since 2008, Scottsdale Recovery Center® serves the needs of people nationwide searching for a successful solution to remove active alcohol, opioid, cocaine and other addictions to enjoy the benefits of living drug-free. With four facilities in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona continuing to reset the standard of Detox, Inpatient Residential, Intensive Outpatient, and Sober Living practices. Scottsdale Recovery Center® is a trusted resource, locally and nationally, to the public, health care providers, and media outlets seeking knowledge to support their investigations and bring addiction industry awareness needed to save lives. Visit Scottsdale Recovery Center® for more information or call 1–888-NODRUGS.

Note: Information herein is NOT intended to be taken as medical advice. No therapeutic or medical claims are either implied or made. Before starting any addiction detox, treatment or recovery program please consult with a healthcare professional. Do not alter any medical treatment, or the use of medications, without the permission of a licensed, medical care provider. The information herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” better. Can you share your “backstory” with us?

Mypassion for helping others struggling with mental health and addiction started after getting sober myself in 2010. I felt so much gratitude for everyone who helped me along the way in my own personal journey that I wanted to find a way to give back to as many people as possible. I initially started my career as a case management provider while I was finishing my master’s program and later as a therapist and director for substance abuse treatment.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started your career? What were the main lessons or takeaways from that story?

One of the most interesting things that has happened to me since being in the recovery industry is that I realized the true value of meaningful connections. I watch people every day who have felt alone and isolated in their substance use become the truest versions of themselves by establishing genuine relationships with others. This has been inspiring to witness, because it has emphasized to me how much we all really need one and other and why it is so valuable to be vulnerable.

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