Laura Palmer - Taking the Shame Out of Addiction - Meeting 161

April 28, 2023 Justin B / Laura Palmer Episode 161
Laura Palmer - Taking the Shame Out of Addiction - Meeting 161
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Show Notes

Laura is a mom of 4 who started struggling with a pain pill addiction with her last baby. Her struggle got terrible due to an epidural injury. The next 2 years were chaos and a decline that she didn’t even know was possible.  She racked up 5 felonies and jail and  prison time and thousands of dollars in fees and penalties. But her Higher Power, Christ saw her out of her addiction and now she gets to help others eliminate the shame in their own addiction story and find @the.road.back. Which, by the way, is her Instagram handle. Laura has been clean off of opiates now since May 27, 2014 and she also refuses to take pain meds, even through multiple surgeries.  She states that when she commits to God that she won’t take those drugs, God takes the pain, and makes the situation bearable.

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Resources from this Meeting:
Addiction Recovery Program
Meeting 53 with Brock Bevell

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