Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie Stevens
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Addressing Addiction and Recovery, with Jodie Stevens

Jodie Stevens is a 30-year radio veteran, producer, commercial voice-over artist, audiobook narrator and host of several mental health and recovery blogs and podcasts: “Genuine Life Recovery” and “Recovery and Company” both on iTunes, Spotify, Tune in, Audible and most apps. She is currently the Media Director for the Life Change Center providing treatment to individuals struggling with opioid and pill addiction. Jodie has an MA in Leadership and is currently working on her second Master’s degree in Addiction counseling.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Jodie’s personal connection and her heart behind addressing this elephant 
  • The importance of reducing shame around addiction in the family
  • The connection between addiction and codependency within the family 
  • The split that occurs between the different approaches to addiction and recovery, and why unity in this area is so important
  • Why Jodie believes there is no right or wrong way to recover from addiction
  • The dangerous physical progression of the disease and how addiction chemically alters the brain
  • How beginning the conversation around addiction can help alleviate some tension and make a positive impact for those still struggling


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