Justin Larkins (Counselor, RADT-1): Justin, who was dependent on drugs and alcohol for over 20 years, describes himself as, “honored to be able to help people who struggle with the same thing I’ve struggled with.” Justin became a counselor at CSRS in a round-about way: His volunteer work turned into a job at a local detox center and gave him the chance to start working in the field while studying counseling at the CAARR Institute.
Later, a counselor position at CSRS opened up, creating a serendipitous opportunity for Justin to use his training as a counselor and his B.A. in Psychology while helping others get healthy. Justin is now fulfilling two major life goals – to maintain sobriety and to get out of the construction business. In truth, Justin’s still in construction at CSRS, but now he’s helping build new lives instead of houses.