Exposure to the science and treatment of alcohol and addiction related problems can lead not just to understanding, but also to profound changes in the direction of lives. Take for example Jonathan Tripplet, a gifted athlete and director of a collegiate sports and recreation program. After enrolling in a two-week program covering the fundamentals of alcoholism, the roots addiction, treatment and recovery, and closely related topics, he was moved to take a new direction in his professional life. No longer content with his role in community service, he is seeks to impact lives more directly, through counseling certification and working more closely with educating the younger population.
Tripplet credits his change in focus to the insights gained from his enrollment in the United Methodist Chemical Dependency Summer School, held in Oklahoma City, OK, that he attended in 2008. Read more about Jonathan Triplett‘s experience there and what it has meant to him.