Addictions are a real thing. Whether that addiction is to alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, too much of any one thing can be considered an addiction.
I’ve known and lost some to the alcohol side of addiction and it was a tough one to watch. So much talent thrown away to the bottle but nothing you can do about it. You get angry and you feel helpless but you can’t be angry with the person, you can only be angry with the sickness as that is what it is. All addictions are an illness and unless you’re the one struggling in it, you can’t know what its like to go through it.
I can’t know what its possibly like but I’ve watched it and I cheer the great success stories who’ve survived and help out how and when I can with such great causes as this one Saturday night.
Its Listen Laugh Learn to benefit Recovery Day Ottawa with an evening of learning, laughing and listening with the likes of great speakers to teach us more about addiction and how it happens with a Q&A followed by the best comedy and some great laughs with Jim McNally. Follow that up with the most amazing Juno award winning local singer/songwriter Lynn Miles and you have yourself a great Saturday night.
I’m very proud to be emceeing this event and hope to see you out there 🙂