S2 E9 Erika - Law Enforcement Veteran, Former Addict, Recovery, and Shannon With Windmill Wellness Ranch
I Need Blue · 58 minutes ·

S2 E9 Erika - Law Enforcement Veteran, Former Addict, Recovery, and Shannon With Windmill Wellness Ranch

What happens when those who protect don't know how to ask for help themselves?

This episode is about first responders, law enforcement, and military addiction and recovery. A true story where understanding it's okay to be the helpee vs the helper. As first responders, you have the right to be well, and live a fulfilling life. Windmill Wellness Ranch provides the healing treatment and hope you deserve.

Erika Unberhagen, is a 15-year veteran law enforcement officer whose career ended four years after being selected as Officer of the Year in the 5th largest county in the State of Texas due to alcohol use disorder and undiagnosed PTSD.  She struggled for over 13 years. That struggle resulted in divorce, the loss of her children, her career, her self-respect, her desire to live, and eventually lead to homelessness.

In recovery for over eight years now, she is a licensed therapist and chemical dependency counselor at Windmill Wellness Ranch in Canyon Lake, Texas where she specializes in the treatment of first responders and veterans for addiction, PTSD, and other co-occurring mental health disorders. She and Windmill Wellness Ranch are for the blue, BY the blue.

My other special guest is, Shannon Malish, a licensed clinical social worker who is married to a veteran and retired police officer. Together with her husband Kris, they opened Windmill Wellness Ranch to support not only the first responders in getting the treatment they deserve, but also to help the family of law-enforcement navigate this journey.  Kris, Shannon, and Windmill Wellness Ranch, look forward to treating more law-enforcement officer and their families. For additional information visit: www.windmillwellnessranch.com
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