Have you ever felt that the universe brought people into your life just when you needed them? In today’s episode, I have on a beautiful soul named Taija McLuckie; in this interview, you will learn the incredible story of how and where I met her.
Taija had a three-year history of illicit substance abuse and a four-year record of prescribed substance abuse. She’s here to talk about her personal addiction experience and how she now works in support and outreach. She also discusses how the Canadian government handles the country’s drug crisis and what you can do to be heard and make a difference.
Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
Who is Taija?
How did we meet?
About Taija’s story
Taija’s personal post-treatment experience
More on what this woman did
What Taija observes while working with an outreach program
Taija’s thoughts on how to get the government to understand what the people need
What do those involved in outreach programs need to make a difference?
Back to Taija’s story
Taija recalls a hospital visit
What does Taija believe is the next step for people to take to make a difference in this situation?
Taija’s other reminders
What Tiffany is thankful for
What Taija is thankful for
5:09 – “But understanding that this is a health issue and that just because someone uses drugs, and maybe that’s why they’re in the situation that they’re in, that doesn’t mean that they also deserve to be mistreated in the hospital setting. It doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve to have clean supplies or a safe supply of drugs.”
31:36 – “I’m not in politics, so I’m not looking out for my career in that sense. And I am not afraid to hurt someone’s feelings or ask hard questions. I’ve fallen on my own face, and gotten in my own way so many times that I know what I can survive.”
32:01 – “And I think that until we remove politics from these decisions, and start bringing more light to it, that’s the only way that things are going to be different.”
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