In life, we often have moments that we say define us. Moments that stick out, clear as day — moments that shift the trajectory of our lives. We often refer to those as our turning points. That time in our lives where a shift happened as our life takes on the newly established trajectory. In this episode, we are so fortunate to hear a real-life story of what the journey through recovery looks like from two different perspectives. Today we are excited to host two international guests joining us on our podcast. We welcome Naetha and Calliese, who are currently in the UK and joining us via the world wide web. Together we talk about the journeys both Naetha and Calliese have been on — one part of this story is being the person amid a personal battle and the other part of the story is being a mom witnessing the struggle. Naetha and Calliese share their own unique experiences as they traveled through their recovery journeys, they share resources they used during the process, hurdles, treatments, and powerful moments they recall from this time. Stay tuned as we dive into this inspiring turning point story of a mother and daughter as they share about their experience.
Key Points From This Episode:
“I, too, remember sitting in the car, ready to drop Calliese off, and in my head I’m going, ‘Be strong, be brave, this is the right thing to do, just do it. Hold your ground, and do this because this could be the changing point.’” — Naetha [0:11:55]
“I knew the decisions I was going to make — that I wasn’t strong enough to live with the consequences prior — but when I got that support and resources, that scaffolding around me, I was able to make a very difficult decision and know that I could live with the consequences because I had people who were loving on me and around me and supporting me through that pain.” — Naetha [0:16:40]
“I used to say ‘Well, I’m not an addict, I’m just depressed, I don’t have a problem, I am not like you all.’ I was still in denial, after years of this going on.” — Calliese [0:21:38]
“Just because we go to treatment, doesn’t mean everything is fixed. Just because we spend 90 days in a rehab, doesn’t mean — I still had a lot of work to do — rehab is just the start of recovery.” — Calliese [0:23:08]
“Sometimes you just have to have a bit of faith. And as long as you have a dose of hope, a tiny little bit of hope — where there is hope, there is breath. Where there is breath there is a chance to change something.” — Naetha [0:28:30]
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