JS RESPONSE Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation JS Response After careful consideration I have decided to pursue a psychology degree focusing in the field of addiction at Kaplan University as it is a matter close to my heart. Shortly after attaining the degree I hope to become return there and it is my hope with a degree in addiction I will be able to help at least one if not many addicts in our society. I believe my story will motivate others to change their lives and that makes me a better counselor. [...]
Personally respond with a minimum of 85 words to: The degree that I have chosen to pursue at Kaplan is Psychology in Addiction. With this degree, I will become Ms. Simms, a future Substance Abuse Counselor. I have battled addiction for years and was able to overcome the cycle of drug use. I had several different counselors and I found the one I could relate to the best was Mr. Birdsong an old retired alcoholic. He was one of the substance abuse counselors when I went to prison and was put in the R-SAT Program which was a residential substance abuse treatment program at Lakin Correctional. It was structured 2-year program. We shared our lives, stories, and addictions to others. I found Mr. able to relate to me even though I did drugs and he did alcohol, we shared similar stories and lost similar things in our lives from our addiction. When I left prison, I had it said in my mind I will not use again and today I hope that I can save one person and more. I believe I can use my own struggles and story with other addicts and help them to overcome the inner demon and cycle of addiction. This is why I think I will be a great counselor.