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Episode 30:Amanda Cary

Updated: Nov 2, 2018

We are excited to welcome Amanda Cary to the podcast next Monday. Tune in live at 7pm to catch her story.

Amanda currently works as a Case Manager with the Buncombe County Re-Entry Council, which provides supportive services (housing, education, transportation, and employment) to people returning to Buncombe County from state prison. Prior to re-entry work, she worked as a substance use counselor at a medication-assisted treatment center for several years. Amanda has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNCA and plans to go for a Masters in Social Work.

Amanda identifies as a person living in long-term wellness and recovery from substance use and mental health challenges. She moved to the Asheville area in 2010 to enter into long-term treatment and found this to be what she considers home. She volunteers with a local non-profit called Seek Healing which offers services for people in recovery and is based on the idea that the opposite of addiction is authentic connection.