Shay has an MA in Psychology and 5+ years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor and 20+ years working with people in the Human Health Services industry. She\\\’s always had a passion for the written word and her specialty is breaking down academic, technical, and ‘heady’ subject matters and expressing it to the public and her readers in layman’s terms. Shay believes in the value of educating and uses a very down-to earth, sometimes humorous approach, that’s very relatable. Shay also has a connection to the recovery community and movement, having been affected by addiction early on in life. There\\\’s value to treatment and working a program of recovery. This writing opportunity puts her in the position to leverage her professional Substance Abuse Counseling background, her writing skills, and personal life experiences of recovery.