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September 01st 2014:Spirituality in Caring for Mental Illnesses, Addictions and High Risk Behaviours

Scott and Julia Duncan founded ‘Sharing The Burden’, http://www.sharingtheburdenradio.org/, which operates a 12-step program for all members of troubled families. Their own experience taught them that, even when only one family member exhibits symptoms, everyone is affected and needs support. Scott tells his own story of spirituality and addictions, and describes his work with and vision for SharingTheBurden. He explains the help that spirituality provides for mental illnesses, addictions, and the high-risk behaviors that get people into detention centres. He describes the ways SharingTheBurde

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Scott and Julia Duncan founded ‘Sharing The Burden’, http://www.sharingtheburden.ca/, which operates a 12-step program for all members of troubled families. Their own experience taught them that, even when only one family member exhibits symptoms, everyone is affected and needs support. On June 8, 2012, they lost their son, Sean, to an overdose of fentanyl, a pain-relieving medication related to morphine but much more powerful. Sean, with his 20-year history of addiction and Scott, his father, both participated in 12-step recovery for almost all the 20 years. Scott and Julia recognized that without the 12-step recovery they would not have achieved the years of intimacy from which they all be
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