Suboxone Maintenance Controversy, 'JUNKIE', Body Image, Stigmatizing Language, Relapse, Mental Health | EP 51

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In Episode 51 of the 'F*ck The Stigma' Podcast' featuring our guest Jessi Brown and host Laisha Martinez. Together, they delve into a conversation about Suboxone and methadone maintenance, exploring the controversies that surround these treatments. Jessi shares her opinions on the intersection of mental health, abuse, and the legal system, shedding light on the complexities of considering these factors in court. The discussion goes beyond conventional boundaries as they tackle the pressing issue of homelessness, unraveling the layers of societal challenges and stigmas. Additionally, Jessi and Laisha open up about their personal experiences with body image and plastic surgery, providing a raw and authentic perspective on these often-taboo topics. Join us for an insightful and candid conversation that challenges norms, breaks down stigmas, and fosters understanding. Highlights : Intro - 00:00 A little bit about Jessi / How she got started - 00:29 What Jessi Thinks about FTS - 4:24 Stigmatizing Language - 4:50 Changes in recovery - 6:42 Process of Relapse - 8:24 Defenses against the first drink - 10:45 Controversy with Suboxone Maintenance - 12:54 Mental Health & Abuse Consideration in Court - 18:34 Homelessness - 22:13 Life now & Kids - 26:41 Intergenerational trauma / Change - 29:10 Body Image - 32:59 FTS PODCAST LINKS : Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/show/46dw6sl5t344p6PlBcykb3?si=35349a057d564bac Apple Podcast | https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/f-ck-the-stigma/id1691599224 Google Podcast | https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9kZWRmNTkyNC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw Fuck the Stigma is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes people shouldn’t be judged or labeled based on their mental health status. Whether you are struggling with an addiction or have been taking meds for a diagnosis, our community doesn’t judge and seeks to collectively end the stigma around mental health. Our mission is to normalize mental health and mental illness as widespread, treatable, and acceptable. We do this by providing useful resources, improving access to services for those who need help, sharing stories, and building a community of young people who all agree… #fthestigma #fuckthestigma #fts FOLLOW F THE STIGMA: FTS WEBSITE | https://fthestigma.com/ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/fukthestigma TWITTER | https://twitter.com/fuck_thestigma TIKTOK | https://www.tiktok.com/@fthestigma FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/FTStigma APPLE PODCAST | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fck-the-stigma/id1691599224 SPOTIFY PODCAST | https://open.spotify.com/show/46dw6sl5t344p6PlBcykb3 SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE ! | https://www.youtube.com/@fthestigma

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