"I think in the past, people would say, 'Look. People don’t want to talk about this.' ... And the truth is, people want to talk about this stuff, if you give them the right forum."
In this episode of My Heart Still Beats, we meet Dr. Javad Mashkuri, the emergency department director at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, and recovery coach Liz McDougal.
My Heart Still Beats is a project of Writers for Recovery and Vermont Public Radio. The series features conversations and original writing from Vermont's recovery community: people in recovery from substance use disorder, and people helping those in recovery rebuild their lives.
Explore the full six-part series, and find a broadcast schedule, here.
My Heart Still Beats has support from the VPR Innovation Fund, and SB Signs. This series was produced by Bess O'Brien and Gary Miller, with editing by Erica Heilman and music by Brian Clark.