“Recovery can be a messy process. Mine certainly was. But the pain that comes from the stigma attached to addiction can make the journey toward recovery even harder. But when a celebrity speaks out about their addiction and journey to recovery, the world listens.” -Samuel L. Jackson
IMPORTANT: You don’t have to be a celebrity to get people to listen to you and your recovery story. You don’t have to be in a position of power to be heard. Break the barriers. Push outside.
Maybe that’s what Samuel L. Jackson is saying … that this topic only continues to get attention when celebrities share their recovery stories.
What can we do to advocate for recovery? What actions are we taking to challenge stigmas and do activism?
Your recovery story needs to be heard. Your voice matters too, if not more.
So, tell it.
Make the world listen.