'Mom, I would like you at my grad': The call that turned 1 addict's life around

My journey began in 2014 when I made the decision to change my life.

Despite the fact that my addiction to alcohol and drugs gave me Hepatitis C and HIV, I hadn't let that stop me from seeking out treatment for my medical issues. 

My work as a peer navigator at the RAAC, or 'Rapid Access Addiction Clinic' at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, gives me a chance to be that shining light for someone who might be struggling with their own addiction.

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