Foundations Events partnered with Shane Ramer, owner and producer of That Sober Guy Radio, for the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare 2016 conference. The podcast discusses alcoholism and addiction recovery, providing a platform for guests to speak their minds and share their stories in an honest, intimate format.

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Shane Ramer from That Sober Guy Podcast talks with Jennifer Angier, CEO of Black Bear Lodge. Jennifer Angier has over 20 years of behavioral health care experience. She struggled with finding direction and self-worth as a young adult, and this led to early substance use problems. She found recovery and channeled her gifts into helping others do the same.

Today’s conversation revolves around the importance of finding passion and truth in recovery. Shane Ramer and Jennifer Angier discuss how lacking direction or moving in the wrong direction contributes to substance use. They offer advice for finding your passion in life. It may not be what you think it is or expect it to be. Addiction masks a person’s true path and true gifts. You learn about these gifts through recovery. You find your life’s work as you get sober. Angier emphasizes that you should never stop trying. Push to learn who you are and find your passion. If one path to purpose and recovery has not worked, try again or try a different one.