CompassionateLove Radio: Combatting Stigma with Stories
(c)2016 Nancy Virden, Always the Fight Ministry
Show #12 – Addiction Part Two
WARNING: Drug references
TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of behavior and addict thought processes; drugs are named
From thinking only about the next fix, to learning how to balance the needs of others with self-care, Tina’s dynamic story continues in part two of her interview. She openly discusses regretful decisions, her family’s pain, and her baby daughter. Tina’s responses to “what would you change in the past if you could?” and “what will you change now?” are touching and eye-opening.
Her struggle raises questions about faith. Her triumphs are fragile. Tina talks about suicidal thoughts, the mindset of an addict, and her plans for the future as a drug counselor. In the end, she shares a passionate plea to addicts and their families.
Join Tina and I as we reveal hard and hopeful realities in the life of one who is overcoming drug addiction. Available November 8, 2016.
Part one is here: https://nancyvirden.com/compassionatelove-radio/
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