The path to recovery following a catastrophic event often involves pain medication and medical treatment. It’s vital in most cases, but that can eventually turn into an addiction problem when people don’t have the right support system in place. In our previous episode with our guest, BK, we talked about the relationship between trauma and substance abuse.
In this part, we want to focus on the path to recovery. BK is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Alcohol Counselor in the state of Georgia and is committed to the process of recovery, which takes enormous compassion for people dealing with these types of issues. She will share her experience working with people who become dependent and find alternatives for dealing with the trauma. We’ll also have an honest discussion about overcoming the shame and guilt associated with the issues and talk about the role the community plays in supporting people in this situation.
Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:
0:00 – Intro
0:59 – Becoming dependent
4:25 – Gateway to other drugs
8:28 – Healthy alternatives for dealing with trauma
13:01 – Overcoming shame and guilt
14:54 – Community support
Substance abuse, recover, support, gateway drugs, dependency
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