In celebration of National Nursing week, we are throwing the spotlight on some of our wonderful skilled and talented Nurses working in iRecover's Detox Units. Today we give a big shout out to Rebecca Harrington and the role she plays in changing lives!
More about Becca:
I’m Becca! I am originally from a small town in BC, called Sparwood also where the worlds largest haul truck is! Growing up I was busy with skating, soccer, girl guides and a job for most of my high school. In 2012 I made the move from BC to Alberta to go to school; a few years later I graduated from Red Deer college in 2015 with my practical nurse diploma, shortly after that I started working with children with complex airways which I enjoyed tremendously although it is very hard to watch a young child get sick and know there is nothing you can do to prevent it and you can only soothe them. Watching them grow, take baby steps, learn new things is a warming feeling to the heart. In the late summer of 2018 I was on a trip with my family to Newfoundland when I seen an ad for an LPN at iRecover Alberta, after doing some lengthy research, and discussing it with friends and family I decided I wanted to apply, a week later when I returned home I had an interview, and the following week I started training. From the moment I started I knew this was the job I always wanted to have. To be the first people our participants see as they walk through the door ready to takes the steps to recovery to being the very last person they see before they walk out those doors ready for a new chapter in life and a new life of sobriety it brings me joy. To witness someone at rock bottom and build themselves back up with the steps of recovery, with the facilitators, management, us nurses, to even alumni’s who visit. I enjoy being part of such a welcoming team and a team who’s always ready for anything.