In this episode of Grieving Out Loud, host Angela Kennecke sits down with Honesty Liller; Honesty is now in recovery and has become a “Hope Dealer” for others battling substance use disorder.
Honesty shares her story of addiction, including her near-fatal overdose at 17 and giving birth to her daughter while on heroin. Now in long-term recovery, Honesty talks about the importance of addressing the growing need for help for those struggling with addiction. Honesty has also written a book about her experiences.
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MEET THE GUEST
Honesty Liller is a woman in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder since May 27, 2007, and a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist. She is the author of “Scattered Pink” and CEO of The McShin Foundation, a non-profit authentic peer-to-peer Recovery Community Organization (RCO) that serves individuals and families with Substance Use Disorders. She has been recognized for her work, including the Vernon Johnson Award, featured on news programs, completed Stanford University’s Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders, and was honored with the Jean C. Harris Community Service Board Award. Honesty co-founded CARE Talks, LLC, and is a field reviewer for SAMHSA, Faces & Voices of Recovery, and CAPRSS. She is also a voice for those with addiction and their families through countless news articles, magazine stories, and TV interviews. Honesty enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and two dogs in her free time.