33 - Addiction & Substance Use Disorder: A Family’s Journey

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Kim Offner grew up with a best friend under the same roof — her sister Kristy. The two remained close all the way up into early adulthood when their dynamic took a tragic and confusing shift. Kristy fell into a losing battle with opioid addiction. Her family had no idea where to find the right help.

In today’s episode, we hear the often forgotten story of family members loving someone with substance use disorder. Kim shares about loss and healing, what she wishes she knew about addiction treatment at the time, and how she honors her sister today.

Also featuring Linda Lewaniak, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Advanced Addictions and other Drug Counselor with over 25 years experience.

Resources:

SAMHSA - www.samhsa.gov

Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting - https://bit.ly/3c82oOd

Insight Behavioral Health Centers and Eating Recovery Center — (877) 411-9578 for a free consultation

Our website – mentalnotepodcast.com

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