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Episode 19: Trauma and Addiction with Jen Elizabeth

Jen Elizabeth speaks openly about addiction recovery with an emphasis on the trauma that frequently underlies addiction and the emotional work required to stop using, develop new coping mechanisms, and begin to heal from trauma.

Jen was raised in a cult where she was sexually abused by her pastor and neglected by her parents. She became addicted to alcohol and drugs at a young age, ended up homeless, and in and out of prison. Today Jen is a respected speaker, a mom of two young children, and the author of the book Shape of a Woman. She is the creator of Ressurektion of me and leads the Sober Moms recovery group. Jen is an outspoken survivor with a passion for helping others.

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