Blaise Rastello, MSW, LCSW, LAC, Addictions Specialist. Blaise joined Colorado Recovery in 2017 and has worked as staff in Balsam House and the Outpatient program. Currently, Blaise co-facilitates the Revitalizing your Recovery group (Co-existing Disorders) and provides Substance Use Assessments and individual addiction counseling on an as needed basis. Blaise has a passion and a natural ability to work with and relate to individuals, couples and families suffering from addiction and/or the effects of addiction. Addiction is a family disease that has both willing and unwilling participants. Blaise believes that anyone can recover from addiction if they have a little willingness and the ability to become teachable. Many times individuals who suffer from addiction have underlying traumas (physical, emotional and/or developmental) that need to be treated in the recovery process to maximize successful recovery and minimize relapse. Blaise is a trauma-informed practitioner.