She enrolled in the nursing program at Catawba Valley Community College and graduated with honors when she was 29 years old. During her time in school, she became a member of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa and was even the vice president of the Catawba Valley Association of Nursing Students. Fortunately for Skyla, all her hard work paid off. Upon graduation, she was offered a job at a state psychiatric hospital, and she has aspirations of becoming a nurse at the same place where she spent time as a recovering addict in rehab, the Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
Skyla is a gleaming example of someone who was committed to bettering her life. She realized she had an addiction, and she took steps to turn her life around. National Recovery Month organizers hope to share more motivational and inspirational stories like Skyla’s with the public. What do you think? Does your office do anything special or sponsor any events during National Recovery Month?