The Local Lens
The Local Lens
Sep 22, 2021
The True Roots of Recovery - Part One - Dr. Alex Elswick
Play • 28 min

The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.

Our guest for this episode is Alex Elswick. To put it briefly, Elswick became addicted to prescription opiates and heroine, then was homeless a while, then started recovery, then became a professor at UK, and at some point cofounded a nonprofit in Lexington (Voices of Hope).

Thankfully, we get to hear more of his story directly from him. In part one of this two-part series with Dr. Elswick, we focus on getting to know the experiences that have shaped his approach to recovery. In part two, we get more into some surprising realities of recovery.

These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).

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