The Agony of Addiction: The View from Both Sides

March 4, 2014
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

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With the recent death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, our attention has been brought back to heroin, one of the world’s most addictive drugs. His death is a dramatic tale but not unique. Whether it be to food, drugs, alcohol, sex or anything else, many of us live with addiction – our own or that of a loved one. And we face its devastation. Today we’ll hear from a mother and daughter who represent the two faces of addiction: the addict and the family. On one side is Rebecca, a gifted young woman whose life has been ravaged by heroin but who is determined to take it back. On the other side is Helen, a mom who has had to watch her daughter fall into its grip and who’s had to discern the line between abandoning her child and enabling her addiction. What have they gone through? How have they grown? How have they come together to fight the addiction, rather than each other? Here’s a story that relates to so many of us. Tune in, email or call into this compelling program. And share your own.

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Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese

Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.

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