Recovery Revolution Live

Honesty Liller is a woman in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder since May 27, 2007 and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist in VA. Honesty is the best-sellingauthor of “Scattered Pink”and is the Chief Executive Officer of The McShin Foundation, a non-profit authentic peer-to-peer Recovery Community Organization (RCO), that serves individuals and families with Substance Use Disorders. She is the recipient of the Vernon Johnson Award given by Faces and Voices of Recovery in 2015. Honesty was also featured on “Face The Nation”, FOX News, and PBS discussing addiction & recovery in America. In addition, she completed Stanford University’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders. In 2019 she was honored with the Jean C. Harris Community Service Board Award from Hanover County. WRIC – Channel 8 News did a feature about Honesty for the “Richmond’s Remarkable Women” special in 2020. She has been a field reviewer for SAMHSA, Faces & Voices of Recovery, and CAPRSS. As a female entrepreneur she co-founded CARE Talks, LLC. She is a board member of VSIAS and LAPPA. Honesty is able to be a voice for those with addiction and their families through countless news articles, magazine stories, and TV interviews. To spend time with her husband, twochildren, and her two dogs is a gift that keeps giving!
An open discussion with JR Weaver, Ashley Grimes and Brett Morris, with a guest appearance by Amanda Mast from WakeUP Carolina.
Growing up, Marshall tried to find his identity through a life of crime. His parents, both addicts, were never really in his life, and he was raised by his grandparents instead.

“I hated the system. I hated addicts. I hated drug dealers. I hated everybody. And I had no control growing up,” Marshall says. “So we robbed drug dealers. We thought we were doing it for a righteous reason, right? No, it was just fueled by hate.”

He began using drugs himself later in life, after trying to cope with the loss of one of his best friends. At 33, someone introduced him to heroin and told him he had to try it first before he could sell it. “By the time I was 34, I had overdosed and ‘died’ several times,” says Marshall… He soon found himself in prison. There, he found his identity and a pathway to recovery.
Alex is the Co-founding Executive Director & Chief Vision Officer of Of Substance.
Having survived addiction, Alex considers himself living proof that by changing your relationship with struggle, you can build the life you envision. Now, he supports others in doing the same.

On his journey, Alex saw that his issue was far less about using substances than it was about WHY he used substances; it was about shame, isolation, a fear of not belonging, and a fear of not being good enough. But that’s not unique to addiction, we all experience these feelings. It’s part of being a person! Alex believes that, no matter what we struggle with, when we all feel more seen, heard, and loved, the world will be a better place. And he’s doing this through movies.

Of Substance is an innovative nonprofit that makes premium, entertaining short films about addiction and mental health to help us all overcome the shame, blame, and stigma we experience. They’re revolutionizing education, treatment, and support for addiction and mental health; turning immersive cinema – with mini-movies you truly enjoy watching, everything from comedies to thrillers – into a captivating and approachable tool for behavioral growth.

In everything he does, Alex works to transform people’s relationships with themselves, others, and their belief in what’s possible.

https://www.ofsubstance.org
TJ Woodward is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.

TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené Brown, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith, and was also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA.

TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature, Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, and Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, as well as the co-author of their accompanying workbooks.

www.tjwoodward.com

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