Episode 13 | A Conversation with Tracy Juenger Hathaway of the Recovery Council

In this episode of The Good Stuff podcast, host Andy Tomlinson interviews Tracy Juenger Hathaway of The Recovery Council. Andy and Tracy had a candid conversation about Andy’s brother who passed this year. After switching the subject because the feelings are too raw right now, they discuss how Tracy has gone through bad times, to now helping others who are struggling with drug addiction.

Episode Highlights:

  • How did Tracy meet Andy’s brother, Deacon? (1:43)
  • Tracy shares some of her unforgettable memories with Deacon. (6:09)
  • Tracy mentions why Deacon was one of the most true friends she’s ever had. (7:45)
  • How did Tracy get into The Recovery Council? (9:04)
  • Tracy shares how she was able to get her life back on track. (14:01)
  • Tracy mentions why the community outreach service is near and dear to her heart. (16:25)
  • Tracy explains some of the reasons why people go back to opiates. (19:25)
  • Tracy shares how Andy’s mother helped her to get into recovery. (24:57)
  • Tracy tells the listeners about her drug court experience. (29:52)
  • Tracy gives a piece of advice to the listeners. (33:41)

Key Quotes:

  • “In recovery, we teach people to pick up what you need and leave the rest. So apparently, I needed to pick that up and remember that memory, and all the good stuff that came with it.” – Tracy Juenger Hathaway
  • “Once things start going good, things fall apart. That’s how you handle it to get through it. I tell a lot of clients I work with, it’s not about getting stuck in it, it’s about how you grow through it instead of getting stuck in it.” – Tracy Juenger Hathaway
  • “It’s so hard to watch someone die a little bit each day and not say something. You’re not trying to offer help or not do something. But, it’s just as hard for that person who’s in the middle of active addiction to sit there and know that you see them doing that, that they’re not ready or they just don’t have it in them to change yet.” – Tracy Juenger Hathaway

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