“Music and drugs is like, you know, love, sex, rock ‘n roll…drugs.” Michael Brock had it all: fame, fortune… and a drug habit that took him from Park Place, to park bench.
The passing of Michael Brock’s mother pushed him to seek comfort in drugs and alcohol as a child, and created the basis for serious addiction later in life. He went from a successful musician to landing in jail before he was able to fully recognize and face his substance use issues. This week he bravely shares his story.
Dr. David Connell also weighs in to explain from a psychological standpoint how the very addictive habits which may start out as solutions to problems can quickly spiral into their own, far-reaching problems.
Addiction can affect anyone, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomics or sexual orientation. Stress and anxiety levels are at an extreme high across the nation as we grapple with the effects of COVID-19 and work to fight the racism that’s all too prevalent.
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Current events have highlighted the oppression that all too many minorities face. Now is the time for us to stand together and stand up for one another, united as we work to stop the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
This episode shares one man’s battle with addiction and offers hope to others suffering.