Most of us addicts have been through some shit. Then there are those of us who have REALLY been through some shit. Unfortunately, we addicts don’t rule the market on trauma. It generally gets spread indiscriminately to those who may simply be in the wrong place and the wrong time. 


This week we’re talking about Thriving after Trauma, a topic inspired by a warstory from Jesi. We asked Katie to join us for this topic as she is an advocate for domestic violence. We know that there is something magical that happens when we’re able to look at someone who has struggled and say to them, “I know how that feels.” Katie is someone who has been there. 


Jesi had years of abuse and trauma in her childhood which eventually led her to abusing alcohol at 12 years old. She found escape in men, self harm, and reckless behavior, all coupled with drugs and alcohol. Hear how she found herself with the courage to step away from drugs and alcohol, and leave behind her abuser. 


Her story is an amazing testament to what we’re able to do when we’ve finally had enough. 


Thank you Jesi for sharing your story. 


Follow Jesi on IG at @athentically.jesi to see just how her journey unfolds. 


Katie is on IG as well at @redhead_forrealz. You can check out her podcast and learn more about her at


If you or anyone you know is in a domestic violence situation, assistance can be found here:

Domestic Violence hotline 




Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village 


If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village


Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings 


Narcotics Anonymous online meetings 


Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting 


Refuge Recovery website


Substance Abuse and Mental Health services 



Suicide prevention hotline 



National Human Trafficking hotline



Al-Anon information (support for families)


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