Florida Man Overcomes Homelessness, Drugs to Get Master’s Degree in Social Work
“I wanted to make sure I was in a position to help people and so I went ahead and got my master’s,” said Alvin, 50, who graduated with a 3.73 grade point average. The audience at the graduation ceremony gave him a standing ovation.
Alvin said a judge helped him by putting him in a drug treatment program. He wants to return that favor to others.
Alvin currently works with the homeless and hopes to one day open his own clinic to help people with drug addictions.
To learn more about how social workers help people overcome addictions visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Addictions Website by clicking here.| Leave A Comment