Decades of Recovery & Advocacy with Tom Jackson | The Way Out Podcast Episode 294


In this edition of The Way Out, our prodigious co-host with the most has an outstanding discussion with person in long term recovery, peer recovery specialist, mental health professional and recovery advocate Tom Jackson. Tom is a longtime and self-proclaimed “policy nerd” who has been doing recovery advocacy work on the national legislative level since the days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s. Tom shares his decades long journey to and through recovery to this point with us along with his hard earned wisdom and experience, all of which is yours to relish in the interview that’s about to unfold before your very ears, so listen up.

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Book recommendation:

The Urge: Our History of Addiction by Carl Erik Fisher:

Listen to Carl Erik Fisher’s interview with Charlie in Episode 254:

Flourishing After Addiction with Dr. Carl Erik Fisher | The Way Out Podcast Episode 254

Best piece of advice: “Don’t take yourself so damn seriously”

Song that symbolizes recovery: Elton John – The One:

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