This week on the Talksicology podcast, Jason celebrates a very particular type of sober birthday, “it’s been 7 years since I started to listen to people.” This week’s guest knows first hand how hard it can be to listen to the people around you, and take those first few steps towards recovery.
Michelle Smith is an author, speaker, and founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community by and for women in recovery. The life she lives now is far from where she started. After multiple hospitalizations, and losing her job to her addiction, Michelle said she had to try something different, but it took a long time to start healing and listening to the people who wanted to help. Michelle said coming from a family of alcoholic doctors, she knew two things, she wanted to help others, and she had a predisposition to alcoholism. After losing both of her parents, Michelle said she didn’t really process her grief until she started getting sober, and now she is better equipped to be present for her own kids.
Today Michelle is a beacon of hope for so many women seeking community while getting clean. Learn more about Recovery is the New Black at https://recoveryisthenewblack.com/