STICK WITH THE WINNERS! –
May 4, 2021 – Bobbi-Jo Reed is a person in long-term recovery with 25 years of continuous sobriety. She has provided safe, transitional housing for thousands of individuals over the past 19 years. Her passion in life is helping those suffering with substance use disorders. She is the Founder and CEO of Healing House, Inc. in Northeast Kansas City, MO; the ministry currently houses 200 adults and 30 children. She is Chair of the Kansas City Recovery Coalition, member of the Missouri-Division of Behavioral Health State Advisory Council, a Mental Health First Aid instructor, Trauma Informed Care trainer, Certified Peer Specialist- Supervisor and Medicated Assisted Recovery Specialist; recognized as a 2018 Mental Health Champion and an Executive Member of the Missouri Coalition of Recovery Service Providers and the National Association of Recovery Residences.
Q. If you are in recovery, what was your Drug of Choice? When did you stop using?
A. Alcohol, cocaine … anything I could get my hands on; including men! I stopped using September 26, 1995
Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, disease, a choice or a wicked twist of fate?
A. Absolutely a disease. I did not believe this until I started Healing House and then seeing other women struggle; that made it perfectly clear it was.
Q. Do you log on to ZOOM 12-step meetings? How often? Do you share?
A. Yes, twice a week. Yes, I share. You got to give away to keep it.