Outgrowing Addiction – LPP PODCAST Episode 28
Welcome to Episode 28!
Today’s guest is Mindy Vincent.
Mindy spoke with host Zach Rhoads about her history with drug addiction, and how she became a harm reduction practitioner and advocate.
Sadly, Mindy’s sister died of a drug overdose in 2014. As if that weren’t enough, her brother was also using drugs destructively at the time.
At that time, Mindy had already overcome her own addiction, and she believed that traditional treatment models were the recovery gold-standard. But she noticed that her brother wasn’t responsive to such ideas. So she temporarily abandoned her training in 12-steps and recovery programs, and did what was commonsensical– she showed her brother unconditional love and always kept an open line of communication with him.
She didn’t know it at the time, but she was practicing harm reduction (something that she learned about and became immersed in later on).
Happily, both Mindy and her brother are living their best non-addicted lives and Mindy has established herself as an entrepreneur, a professional, and a highly regarded leader in the harm reduction field.
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