Change Requires Change. Touring Recovery's Bumpy Road with Kimberly Wilson

What changes are you willing to make to improve your mental health? 


In this episode, Kimberly Wilson joins us to have a tough but necessary conversation about addiction recovery, personal growth, and mental health. Kimberly's journey of addiction and recovery instilled in her a deep desire to transform how the world sees and understands mental health and substance use disorder. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Peer Support Specialist, and a Mental Health Influencer with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. 


Throughout our conversation, Kimberly tells her story of childhood trauma, substance abuse, recovery, and her battle against triggers she still faces daily. We also explore how personal growth and recovery influence and boost each other; Kimberly explains the need for a paradigm change in criminal justice regarding non-violent crimes committed by chemical dependants, shares multiple mental health tools and resources, and more. 


Tune in to Episode 127 of the Joy Found Here podcast and discover Kimberly's fascinating story of resilience, hope, and passion for helping others escape from substance abuse. 


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About Kimberly's traumatic childhood (3:00)
  • Solid friendships are crucial for addiction recovery (16:10)
  • Why non-drinkers are seen as rare exceptions (20:10)
  • Change requires change (31:00)
  • Kimberly talks about non-violent crimes and long sentences for substance dependant offenders (31:40)


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