Former ER Doctor, Psychotherapist, and author Dr. Andrew Proulx shares his powerful story of reclaiming his life after spiraling into addiction following an opioid prescription for a wisdom tooth. Anger and other difficult emotions caused him to self medicate. He ended up homeless and was planning his own suicide. In detox he had a lightbulb moment which led him into his own recovery and self reflection. Even as a doctor and a psychotherapist he could not understand what had happened to him. The led him on a quest to understand addiction and how it impacts the body and brain. Today Andrew is sober and has written several books on addiction and recovery. In this episode and the next one he shares valuable information and inspires hope for anyone struggling with addiction.
Jodie is passionate about addiction recovery. She is currently working toward her Addiction Counseling License. She spent 30 years in radio broadcasting and now hosts several podcasts and blogs about addiction/recovery.