The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

27 | Heroin and Homelessness: The Aftermath of Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home and the Journey to Long-Term Recovery - with Morgan Pagels

Episode Summary

Morgan grew up in an alcoholic home and felt the consequences of the disease of addiction from very early on. Her substance use began at age 10 and quickly escalated to daily heroin use after being prescribed opiates from an injury in high school. After facing homelessness and arrest, Morgan entered treatment and began her recovery journey. First addressing her addiction, and later addressing growing up in an alcoholic home and being an adult child of an alcoholic. Morgan is now married and has two young boys, raising them in a recovering home with her husband who is also in long term recovery. Morgan has been working in the substance abuse field since 2007, and she has been clean and sober since May 10, 2005!

Episode Notes

Morgan grew up in an alcoholic home and felt the consequences of the disease of addiction from very early on. Her substance use began at age 10 and quickly escalated to daily heroin use after being prescribed opiates from an injury in high school.

After facing homelessness and arrest, Morgan entered treatment and began her recovery journey. First addressing her addiction, and later addressing growing up in an alcoholic home and being an adult child of an alcoholic. Morgan is now married and has two young boys, raising them in a recovering home with her husband who is also in long term recovery. Morgan has been working in the substance abuse field since 2007, and she has been clean and sober since May 10, 2005!

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