***TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of substance abuse***
Love this intimate conversation with FSSWer, Charlee Beckett. Charlee has dabbled in many forms of SW over the past decade and comes on the show this week to speak to us about her battle with substance addiction. She has had a long relationship with alcohol and various drugs throughout her late teens and adulthood. We speak about the parallels of the hospitality industry and SW and speak about how substances can be intertwined within our work.
Charlee gets real with us on how she quit cold turkey and although she recognized that she desperately needed help, the throes of the reality of how drug and alcohol addiction in Vancouver proved the opposite effect. She wanted the help, but there was a waitlist. She wanted to stop using, but they recommended that she continue using until they were able to admit her. It’s a rude awakening if you haven’t heard of the opioid crisis in Vancouver, you’ll hear about it on this episode. It’s a eye-opening conversation that Charlee and I had and I hope you can learn a thing or two from the episode!