Intern Spotlight


To future Interns,

AADAP takes pride in its staff, clients and volunteers, as we do in our Interns. Our Interns come to the agency with an interest in the substance abuse field and we are fortunate that they, in turn, share their own expertise and passion to help others lead a life of sobriety. The Intern Spotlight is a new feature that showcases a few of our present Interns. We hope that this will offer a closer glimpse of the valuable individuals that are an asset to our mission and community work.


Luis Santiago of  Therapeutic Community-
I am a student at LACC (Los Angeles City College) studying psychology and Drug & Alcohol counseling. This is my second term working towards acquiring re –certification of my counselor’s degree. I’ve had previous experience in this field and I have been fortunate to be accepted to work & learn at this great establishment that is providing me with the opportunity to be part of an excellent staff as well as part of a family of residents that have shown me utmost respect and assistance in continuing this internship. I have truly gained a new insight of how this program provides a great amount of valuable information to assist their clients by participating within their criteria of facilitation of group sessions and programming, and have seen the commitments from both residents & staff working in unity showing endeavors of progress growing with accomplishments. Through this experience here I have been blessed and privileged to be part of AADAP.


Jeremy D. Bailey of Olympia Academy- I’m presently enrolled in my first year in UCLA’s Master’s in Social Work Program. I’m interested in mental health and clinical social work and have enjoyed working with, and learning from, both the dedicated staff and the resident’s at Olympia Academy. I’ve gained so much valuable experience through group facilitation and especially through building relationships with the resident’s who continually impress me with their strength and by allowing me to assist them through their struggles and many challenges. I feel privileged to have this experience and have gotten to know many special people through this process.