Addiction and Recovery

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Addiction and Recovery

A “hopeshot”, as defined by Hopeshot Moms, is “someone who gives others hope simply by surviving.” Our guest for this episode is Gabi Deaton. She is one of the founders of Hopeshot Moms, and certainly fits the definition. On top of using her own personal experiences with addiction to help support and educate others, Gabi has found a profession in social work, currently as a Kenton County Prevention Specialist
working with the HEALing Communities Study out of the University of Kentucky. Visit healtogetherky.org for information on where to get naloxone (Narcan) locally, as well as resourceful information about medications for opioid use disorder.

Mentioned in this episode & additional resources:

  • Learn about Black Balloon Day
  • View Gabi’s Black Balloon Day photos
  • Hopeshot Moms Facebook
  • Hopeshot Moms Instagram
  • Rat Park: A study on rats comparing drug addiction and social interaction
  • Get Naloxone Now
  • The Recovery Book: Find a local 12-step meeting
  • Addiction Helpline
  • Information on Casey’s Law

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