039: No Addict Left Behind: A Journey of Recovery and Compassion with Joey Pagano
What does it mean to make sure no addict is left behind?In this compelling episode, we sit down with Joey Pagano, a licensed social worker, therapist, professor, and certified recovery specialist. Joey, who is also a recovering addict, shares his personal and professional experiences in the field of drug and alcohol recovery. With a mission to ensure that no addict is left behind, Joey shares the importance of empathy, compassion, and understanding in the recovery process. He delves into the challenges faced by addicts, the stigma surrounding addiction, and the critical role of a support system. Join us as we explore the power of love, self-determination, and creating safe spaces for healing.Key Takeaways:The concept of "No Addict Left Behind" emphasizes not giving up on individuals struggling with addiction, regardless of their readiness or willingness to seek treatment.Meeting people where they are at is crucial, both from a clinical perspective and in personal relationships.Creating a safe space for recovery often involves finding a balance between unconditional love and self-preservation for those closest to the person going through their healing.Empathy, compassion, and understanding are essential elements in supporting long-term recovery and breaking the cycle of addiction.Overcoming stigma and shame surrounding addiction is crucial for individuals seeking help.Building self-love and acceptance are fundamental for sustainable recovery.Tune in to this incredible episode as Joey takes us on a journey of resilience, hope, and the transformative power of compassion.Remember to listen to the full episode to gain valuable insights into addiction recovery and the importance of leaving no addict behind.Click here to listen!Rate, Review, & Follow on Apple Podcasts“I love Sarah and the Deliciously Alive show” please consider rating and reviewing my show! This helps me support more people — just like you — move toward a life that they love. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate with five stars, and select “Write a Review.” Then be sure to let me know what you loved most about the episode!Also, if you haven’t done so already, follow the podcast. I have a ton of exciting episodes coming up and, if you’re not following, there’s a good chance you’ll miss out. Follow now!