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Patient Stories: The River Source

We recently got to hear from a patient at the SCNM Community Clinic at The River Source about how her life has changed since being there. Read more below!

Through a series of traumatic events in my life I began numbing my emotions by abusing alcohol. I sought help through counseling and began to dig through the baggage I had stuffed down deep ever since childhood. At the suggestions of my counselor and several of my family and friends, I went to an inpatient rehab for 30 days.

After the inpatient rehab, I enrolled in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) near my home. That facility had a clinic providing almost all of the same procedures and options as my inpatient experience. This IOP clinic utilizes students from SCNM to attend to the patient. What a win/win for both the rehab and these SCNM students.

I have found over the first 4 weeks of my evening IOP that these students really care. While they are here to learn, they are doing so with great attitudes, friendliness and a willing desire and thirst to improve their skills. I very much appreciate that they are here!