Almost everyone has directly or indirectly experienced how chemical dependency can affect a loved one. Lynda is joined by the creators and subjects of a local Maine television documentary series, Voices of Hope – The Rugged Road to Recovery. This series is a project started by SEED (Students Empowered to End Dependency) and is a variety of very personal stories shared from the people who struggle with substance use disorder and are in recovery to the families who have lost loved ones.
SEED was formed to add the voice of students to help explain the insidious brain disease of chemical dependency. Their main objective is to amplify community messaging about use of chemical substances by explaining the science underlying the disease model. In so doing, it is their hope that fewer people will start using drugs & alcohol and more will seek recovery. This series is their first project. You may watch the whole series on their website and stay tuned for more episodes, as they are in the process of being filmed!
If you or your loved one struggles with addiction, please seek out local help. There are a variety of resources on the Voices of Hope website.