LIFI 23

How do we talk about addiction?

With Lauren Windle, Marverine Cole, Claire Rimmer, Matt Willis

Wed 02 Oct, 7pm

Surrounded by complexity, misconceptions and stigma, addiction can be a notoriously difficult subject to tackle. Feelings of shame, judgement and fear can make speaking about addiction extremely challenging, so what can be done to make this easier?

Hear from our diverse panel as they share their personal stories of addiction and discuss the obstacles that can stand in the way of those open and honest conversations essential to breaking down barriers, stereotypes and taboos.

We’ll explore different types of addictions, what it’s like for people living with and supporting those with addictions, and most importantly how talking about is the first step towards acceptance, support, education and ultimately, recovery.

Marverine Cole photo credit: Davida Wilkins