Fri, 21 March 2014
Power Outage: Exploring the Idea of 'Higher Power' for LGBTQ Recovery in the 12 Steps; with Melanie Storrusten, LCSW
What might a 'Higher Power' look like to someone in the LGBTQ community, and how might addiction recovery be affected by sexual orientation?
Melanie Storrusten, LCSW joins Debonee to discuss how the idea of 'Higher Power' fits in with getting clean and sober, and why this can sometimes by a snag for LGBTQ individuals. Tackling the differences between 'religious' and 'spiritual', defining 'a God of my own understanding', and breaking away from the yoke of conservative Christianity, we take a look at the hurdles that could potentially pose problems in recovery. What is the Dark Forest, and why does anyone need to go there? Learn why allies need to come out too. And get stocked up on great resources for yourself or a loved one who may be struggling with alcohol or drug abuse.
Melanie is the Director of Foundations Recovery Network in Midtown Atlanta, and a Board Member of the LGBTQ Therapist Resource.