Herman from Chicago, IL

Eager to help others as a counselor. I need help with the certification fees!

I'm proud to be 24 years clean & sober! I need my Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor certificate to become a counselor and help as many people as I can.


I am 59 years old and I've been going to Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center for 4 years. I'm a recovering addict with 24 years clean and sober.

My goals are to try and help as many people as I can and show them there's a way out of the pain and suffering, that there's life after addiction and a good life. I hope to give hope to people who have none.

I need to get my CADC (Certified Alcohol Drug counselor) certificate, so that I can be certified to do counseling. I also want to update my wardrobe to be appropriate for counseling -- all my suits are very old.

Meeting this need will help me because having my CADC will make me much better at the job I love and I'll be able to help people even more than I already do. As a professional counselor, I should also look like one -- at work, meetings, and if I have to go out and talk to people. You only get one chance to make a first impression! I want to be the best I can be and it wouldn't hurt to look like it too.

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Validated by Daniel from Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center (What does this mean?)

Herman is the inspiration for Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center. His recovery gives hope to the many people that come to him for advice and recovery. He is honest. He is hard working. He is available. He is inspirational.

About Daniel

I am a very normal person. I have a long, colorful leadership history which has put me into an Executive Directorship at one of the most innovative, addiction treatment centers in North America (what an incredible blessing!). I am a serial volunteer and love my dogs.