EP97 Saving Lives: The Never Use Alone Hotline’s Role In Overdose Prevention with Guest Mike Brown

Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
Living While Loving Your Child Through Addiction
EP97 Saving Lives: The Never Use Alone Hotline’s Role In Overdose Prevention with Guest Mike Brown
Loading
/

In this podcast episode, guest Mike Brown, president and founder of the Never Use Alone Hotline (NUA), shares his journey from substance use to becoming a recovery advocate. Mike started NUA in response to his experience with the treatment industry, focusing on harm reduction and overdose prevention. NUA operates as a peer-led nonprofit, offering support to individuals using substances alone through human connection and non-judgmental assistance. NUA operates nationwide and has partnered with emergency services to ensure timely assistance if needed.

Mike addresses common barriers to calling the hotline, such as
lack of trust, and emphasizes the importance of trusted sources sharing information about NUA. He also discusses misconceptions about harm reduction and enabling, highlighting the service's focus on providing connection, support, and hope to callers.

Throughout the discussion, Mike emphasizes the critical role of
human connection and compassion in supporting individuals struggling with substance use, challenging traditional approaches to addiction treatment, and advocating for harm reduction practices.

In this episode you will learn:

  1. The importance of human connection and non-judgmental
    support in harm reduction and overdose prevention.
  2. Details about the services provided by NUA and how callers
    are assisted during substance use.
  3. Misconceptions about harm reduction and enabling, are clarified through Mike's perspective.
  4. Success stories from NUA, showcasing the impact of the
    hotline in saving lives.

Contact Never Use Alone

https://neverusealone.com/

Call Never Use Alone 877-696-1996 your Overdose Prevention Lifeline.

Resources From Heather Ross Coaching

GROUP COACHING PROGRAM –  Peace of Mind Group for moms

Peace of Mind Community

Get answers and support to help you and your child Sign up for a 45-minute $17 Road to Recovery call with me using the link below
https://heatherrosscoachingcalendar.as.me/RoadtoRecovery⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

Invitation to Change Learning/Support Group Use the link below to find out about the group Heather is hosting.

Invitation To Change Group

Guide about enabling – If you've ever worried about enabling, this guide is for you!

Perspective About Enabling