Long-time listeners of this podcast know that addiction is a topic close to my heart. It’s also very misunderstood. Addiction doesn’t discriminate. No matter your walk of life or your standing in society, you are susceptible to it and its effects.
But today’s guest is here to tell us that it doesn’t have to be this way. Your life and habits can be different. Dennis Shinski has walked the crooked path of recovery, and now works to help others do the same. In today’s episode, Dennis shares his journey and the choices he has had to continually make along the way.
If addiction has impacted your life, tune in to learn more about how you can take back control and have a future brighter than today.
About Dennis Shinksi:
Today’s guest is Dennis Shinski, a 4th year Social Work student at the University of Calgary. Dennis worked in the Trades & Industry for 14 years with many different roles from labourer to supervisor, before transitioning out of Oil and Gas Industry and into Grande Prairie Regional College to work towards getting accepted into the UofC’s Social Work program. He has worked and volunteered in the mental health field for over 7 years, and has been helping people in recovery from addiction for over 8 years. He was also in a documentary called “Digging in the Dirt” that aired on CBC. The documentary focuses on men’s mental health and the crisis in the Trades & Industry sector around suicide and addiction.
Currently, Dennis works at a high school as a Youth Advocate and a FNMI liaison where he shares his lived experience to make a difference in the lives of others, inspiring hope and the courage to change. Follow him on Instagram to learn more.
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