Mike Ahearn from Wellbridge Addiction Treatment and Research joins us today to discuss his journey to recovery and how this has influenced his career today. He covers a lot of ground during the episode, from his struggles with identity development in adolescence, to the challenges of entering adulthood, and how these and other factors contributed to a battle with addiction. He then shares how he found self-esteem, meaning and joy in his recovery. He reflects on his gratitude for the life he has, while also offering genuine reflection on the grief and survivors guilt that co-exists with that gratitude. His contagious energy and genuine emotion will pull you in and leave you feeling uplifted, hopeful and perhaps better able to understand the complex experience of those facing addiction.
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