Episode 17 - Joe Beliveau: Survivor, Advocate, Comedian
Joe tells Matt his life story. Unlike the usual route of addiction, Joe didn’t start experimenting with drugs until he was in his late 30’s. Joe started using cocaine while partying in clubs. It took four years for him to lose everything that he had worked for. In this episode Joe discloses childhood sexual abuse and struggling with his sexual identity as playing factors in his addiction.
Once Joe was able to recover from the addiction to crystal meth that he had developed, he dedicated his life to helping others. Joe joined the Alberta Addicts Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR). AAWEAR is an incredible peer lead group of street outreach workers who volunteer their time to help keep drug users safe on the streets of Calgary.
Alberta Addicts who Advocate and Educate Responsibly: www.aawear.org
Canadian Research Initiative of Substance Misuse (CRISM) Prairies website: https://crismprairies.ca/
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Music provided by Redbull DJ Champ, Charly Hustle: http://www.charlyhustlemusic.com