Addiction is a major health crisis in America, and everybody knows somebody struggling with drugs or alcohol.
23 million Americans suffer from a substance use disorder yet only 11% receive treatment. 75% of women and men in treatment for addiction report histories of abuse and trauma.
This episode explores how addiction fits into the model of disease and its cultural and spiritual implications along with guidance for building empathy and reducing stigma.
(Episode artwork by Dove Dahlia and music by Lee Rosevere)