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Jun 22, 2023

What are the early days of recovery like after long-term active addiction? What does it feel like physically and emotionally to try to live free of substances after self-medicating for so long?

Host Gail Ferguson Jones gets answers to these questions and more in a conversation with Certified Peer Recovery Coach Kirstin Gourlay, a relapse prevention specialist who has been in long-term recovery for 12 years.

Gourlay explains:

  • The three stages of recovery - physical, mental and emotional.
  • The emotional challenges caused by Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS).
  • The importance of having a Relapse Prevention Plan.
  • The importance of loved ones pursuing their own recovery through a support community, therapy and peer recovery coaching.

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