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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 leads Connecticut Public's strategies to deeply connect and build collaborations with community-focused organizations across the state.
Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.

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