The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.
This week, we are once again joined by three members of a Nar-Anon support group in Richmond, KY who are all from Irvine: Marti Hackworth, Rebecca Wolfinbarger and Laura Helvey. This is the second part of our conversation, in which we learn their responses to their family's battles with addiction. If you've not yet heard Part One, you can listen to that here.
In this episode, we get to hear about the importance of advocacy. Laura Helvey runs the SPARK Ministries office in Richmond - all three are strong advocates for recovery. Our goal is for everyone in our region to become advocates like this without having to have the lived experience they have, and this comes through empathy.
These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
Paula Adams, a guest on a previous episode, is also a member of this group, though she could not attend the interview. You can still go back and hear her whole story here.
We also mention the Recovery Wagon in this episode, which is a group that will help folks get help when they need it. Check out their Facebook page here.
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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).
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