Episode 49: LGBTQ, Addiction, and The Hard Conversations

In this episode, TJ Woodward, an addiction counselor, inspirational speaker and author in San Francisco joins us to talk about the specific issues the LGBTQ community faces in addiction and recovery. He talks about the shifts he's seen over the course of his journey as a gay, sober man, his career, and what he believes is to come. Most importantly, the three of us talked about the urgent importance of having the difficult conversations around sexuality, violence, addiction, race, or any other issue that separates us.

TJ is the minister and spiritual director of Awakened Living, and is in private practice as a spiritual counselor and life coach. He also works as the spiritual counselor and group facilitator at Foundations San Francisco Intensive Outpatient Program in San Francisco. He is the host of Awakened Living TV and Awakened Living Radio and is soon publishing his second book, "Conscious Recovery." Learn more about TJ and his work on his website.



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