Being in recovery should never be an impediment.
We owe it to our global community to learn to start with a positive assumption that all people can recover, and are entitled to wellness.
We must create change from our old thinking patterns to include updated data and information, and we must educate those who are not educated on substance use disorder and mental illness.
Discrimination is born of ignorance, misinformation, and fear.
We must first speak our own truth in order to stand in our power to execute much needed change.
In order to achieve a global shift to awareness of all mental health disorders, including Substance Use Disorder, we must share our story, update our thinking, be open to learning the facts, and to new perspectives, and employ empathy and compassion within all of our connections.
There is a single thread that weaves us all together…
It is a mindset of “I am you, and you are me.”