S04 | 01 – Motivating Action During Active Addiction with Mike Davies

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Addiction is an isolating thief of joy, hope, and life. For someone facing active addiction, it can be difficult to find the motivation to reach out for the help they need. Feelings of shame and fear will often hold someone suffering from addiction back from getting help towards recovery.

Today, Mike Davies joins us to share his incredible journey about his history with active addiction and how he was able to motivate action in his life to start recovery. Mike worked hard to change his life and now works hard to bring that hope to countless others suffering from addiction and other mental illnesses. He lets us know that help is out there and no one has to push through this on their own.

Listen in now to hear more about his journey and how he was able to use hope to motivate action during active addiction towards recovery.

About Mike Davies:

Mike Davies is a registered social worker with a clinical master’s degree. He is a counsellor and community engagement liaison at Health Upwardly Mobile (HUM) in Calgary. Mike also has a private practice and sits on the board of directors at the Sunrise Healing Lodge Society and is an advisor/consultant at the Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health.

Mike is a person with addiction and recently celebrated his 12-year milestone in recovery after living in active addiction for 29 years. He is a husband, a son, a brother, an uncle, a great uncle, and a cat daddy. He enjoys classic sci-fi movies, being around water, and spending time outside under the sun with loved ones.

“I feel privileged to share in and witness the transformation that is possible when people choose recovery”.

If you’re interested in learning more about what Mike does, you can follow HUM on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Comments 2

  1. The hosts did an excellent job of facilitating the discussion and drawing out valuable insights from the guest. I appreciate how the episode explores the complexities of addiction and highlights the challenges individuals face when trying to take action. Mike Davies’ perspective and personal experiences bring a unique depth to the conversation. The episode offers practical strategies for motivating change and emphasizes the importance of empathy, support, and personalized approaches in addiction recovery.

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      I’m so glad you liked the episode! I agree that Mike’s lived experience adds so much to the richness of the conversation, and so much compassion.

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