Lessons in recovery: A conversation about addiction

A WorkWell podcast about challenging the stigma of substance abuse disorder

Learn the role well-being practices play in aiding recovery and building resilience.

Talking frankly about substance abuse, recovery, and mental health

Some parts of well-being are easier to talk about, like fitness, nutrition, and sleep, but stigma still stands in the way of having some of the tougher, more vulnerable conversations about our health. Substance use disorder is a mental illness that affects over 19.7 million Americans aged 12 and older, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. On this episode, Deloitte chief well-being officer Jen Fisher has a frank conversation with Laura McKowen, author of We Are the Luckiest, about substance use disorder and the strength and resilience we can learn from those in recovery.

If you're doing something because your interior life is unmanageable, it's probably veering into the unhealthy place, and addiction, any addiction, is defined as anything you keep doing despite negative consequences.

- Laura McKowen, Author, Teacher, and Speaker

On the WorkWell podcast series, we talk about all things well-being. Stay up-to-date with the latest health and wellness trends and discover tips and tricks along the way with host Jen Fisher, Deloitte chief well-being officer. Subscribe today and learn ways to enrich your own well-being, improve work-life balance, and create a culture of wellness at work. Each podcast is designed to help you better understand—and more importantly—embed well-being into your life and work!

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