How I Overcame Addiction with Samantha Thomas

Three million US citizens and 16 million individuals worldwide have had or currently suffer from opioid use disorder (OUD).

We all know someone who has been affected by the pain of addiction, and our guest today is no stranger to that story.

For 15 years, Samantha Thomas struggled with addiction to pain killers, numbing her mind and emotions after having a traumatic experience in college. What was a temporary prescription became an unshakeable addiction that Samantha had to fight to survive.

Now, Samantha is five years sober and sharing her story with the hopes that someone listening can overcome addiction or help a great girlfriend along the way.

Listen and learn:

  1. How Samantha discovered pain killers
  2. Samantha’s experience as an addict and the emotional ties
  3. How Samantha’s husband intervened to save her life
  4. How we can help a loved one who’s struggling with addiction
  5. Signs that you might be addicted

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and needs assistance, please call the SAMHSA Hotline at 1-800-662-4357.

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