R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (ADATC)

R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center (ADATC)


♪ BRIGHT PIANO MUSIC PLAYS LINDA PERKINS VOICE OVER:
My name is Linda Perkins, I’m a registered nurse, certified in mental-health. I work in the Utilization
Review Department, at R.J. Blackley, and I’ve been with DHHS for just over ten-years. R.J. Blackley is an ADATC, in Butner, North Carolina, and we are an in-patient, substance-abuse and
mental-health facility. Here, at R.J. Blackley, we do have a lot of camaraderie. Everybody’s a good worker here. They’re very concerned
about our population. People that have
been detoxing here, they’re scared, and
they need someone trust-worthy, that they trust, that they know
comes back to them when they ask them
a simple question, they know that they can say, “You know, I gotta call my Mom.” “I don’t know where I’m going.” “What about my stuff?”, and if you feel in your heart that this is the kind of
work that you want to, this is the place to come because you have
a lot of support. I like making that impact, and DHHS gives me the
opportunity to do that. I’ve been doing this since
I graduated Nursing School, and I can’t think of
doing anything else. It’s a great place to work. I love it. ANGELA JENKINS VOICE OVER:
My name is Angela Jenkins, I’m the Medical Records Manager, at R.J. Blackley ADATC. I’ve been here for eleven-years, and I’ve been with the
State for twenty-years. R.J. Blackley is a… …family oriented facility that treats patients that
have substance-abuse issues. We have caring hearts. You know, we take
ownership in what do, we are responsible
for what we do. You know, substance-abuse
don’t pick and choose… …it can happen to any of us. It’s a sickness that just
tears neighborhoods down, and if you can just
get one-person… …one-person… and save them, you chisel that rock
a little bit at a time, and eventually… …we’ll see the success. Medical Records holds a
big part to patient care. The paper trail, in
this day and time, is what your success
stories are written on, so if it wasn’t for that paper, then no one could know your story Behind all that paper, there’s a person. So to see the patients
as they come and go, I know for me,
it does my heart good, and at the end of the day,
it makes you feel valued. You know, we all work because
we need to make a living, but I got something that
a dollar couldn’t buy. I feel like my pay was
greater than my salary. RODNEY BYRD VOICE OVER:
My name is Rodney Byrd, I’ve been with R.J. Blackley for thirty-two-years, and my position here is a
Health-Care Technician II. I love this job. You know, I think
this is my purpose, so each day I pull in
to the parking lot, it’s the most blessed
thing I’ve done because I know that I’ll see a
consumer that’s broken. There’s someone that’s confused and the only thing
they need is us, and I wouldn’t be the
person that I today… if I didn’t have this experience I would have been
a kind person, working in another industry, but I wouldn’t have
had a chance to… …encourage thousands,
and thousands, and
thousands of people that I have been
encountered with. We really are blown away
when we see the clients from the beginning to
the end of their program. It just really makes me
feel good to see them get back with their family, and see that they have a chance
to be a productive human-being in society. Someone should come
work for R.J. Blackley because the people
are changing lives. When you work for them, it speaks volumes. It took me to another level. I would recommend
DHHS to anybody, because giving some back some little bit of control
of their lives is priceless, and R.J. Blackley has been the best thing that could
ever happen to this man.

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