For more than six years, Kaylie Crane has served as a case manager for Fresh Start of California’s Orange County addiction treatment team and has experience managing a sober living home. Her creative, positive, and humorous personality give her the ability to awake joy in clients. In doing so, she is able to show clients that sobriety is beautiful and does not have to be miserable. Currently, she is pursuing certifications to become a drug and alcohol counselor.
For most of her life, Kaylie struggled with addiction. She suffered the loss of both parents due to addiction. By the tender age of 13 years old, she herself was addicted to prescription painkillers and soon moved on to smoking meth and shooting up heroin by the age of 20 years old. This addiction continued for 5 years until Kaylie finally decided it was time for a fresh start.
She recalls the diligence and empathy of her counselors and therapists as she moved through detox and residential treatment. These memories now serve as her motivation to help people find recovery. When asked about her favorite part of working in the field of addiction treatment, Kaylie stated, “Seeing the light come on in others is the most beautiful thing in the world to me.”
- CADC II
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