Garret Kitchens of The River Source Team
For over 2 years I have been the manager of the Admissions department at The River Source. An average day consists of answering phone calls from potential patients and their families, discussing our programs and services, verifying insurance and cost of treatment, and coordinating patient admissions into our program. To me, one of the scariest parts of getting help is reaching out and making that first phone call. Treatment or rehab can be scary and asking for help is one of the hardest things for us to do. My team and I field every call with a sense of urgency, and always provide plenty of empathy and encouragement. We come prepared to answer all questions that might be asked and will always provide patients and their loved ones with an accurate picture of what to expect from our programs. Recovery is not easy, but it is attainable and worth the effort.
My passion for helping those with addiction comes from a place of experience. As a recovered addict myself, I know very well how intense the struggle of addiction can be. I also know how overwhelming and scary it can be to try and find a treatment center. The moment of clarity where an addict is willing to get help can be so fleeting, and it is crucial to approach the admissions process with strong importance. As an alumnus of The River Source, I know that we have a program that carries a real message of recovery and it feels good to help people enter a program that I know can truly help them recover.
A Little About Me…
One of the biggest blessings of recovery for me is the ability to have real and meaningful relationships with others. Outside of work I enjoy spending most of my time with family, friends, and the recovery community.