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Navigating Addiction (And Recovery) During The Pandemic


Recovering from addiction is difficult in normal times, but managing recovery during a pandemic can be incredibly challenging. This hour, we talk about the challenges of navigating recovery during the pandemic. 

Addiction thrives in isolation. Many addicts rely on support groups and peer sponsors to navigate recovery - how is this being managed during a pandemic?  If you or someone you love is navigating addiction and addiction recovery, we want to hear from you. 

We want to hear from you.


  • Vic Vela  - the host of “Back from Broken,” a podcast about recovery and comeback stories from Colorado Public Radio. 

  • Alex Helfer - Chief Clinical Officer at Mountainside, a national behavioral health network providing alcohol and drug addiction treatment, located in the towns of Canaan and Wilton Connecticut

  • Maxine Albert - member of NarAnon Family Groups

Cat Pastor contributed to this show which originally aired January 26, 2021.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Tess is a senior producer for the Connecticut Public news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She enjoys writing micro poetry and growing herbs.
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