Thursday Aug 20, 2020
Staying Sober in Quarantine: How to Help Those Struggling with Addiction in Trying Times
Erin Khar, an author from New York City whose debut memoir, Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies that Nearly Killed Me, tackles the issues that many people face as they travel the road of addiction recovery joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention and Health News Channels. She has dedicated her life to shining light on these issues and helping others find their way to sobriety, especially in the face of adversity.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Erin Khar discuss the following:
- What challenges are people who have addiction issues encountering during the pandemic?
- Where and how can they find help at this time when people are unable to gather for meetings or counseling?
- How can loved ones help from a distance?
- What's your personal advice for people facing addiction issues? What's helped you personally to remain clean?
- There's a movement now called Dry July. How can people manage to carry sobriety beyond this one month?
Erin Khar recently released her debut memoir, Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies that Nearly Killed Me (Park Row Books, 2/25/20), has appeared on most anticipated lists from The Rumpus, SELF, Apple Books, Goodreads, Bitch Media, Alma, and others. Of the book, The New York Times writes, Khar’s buoyant writing doesn’t get mired in her dark subject matter. There is an honesty here that can only come from, to put it in the language of 12-step programs, a “searching and fearless moral inventory.” This is a story she needed to tell; and the rest of the country needs to listen.
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