Homelessness and Addictions: Episode Series Part 2 of 2

Diver works on landscaping. Photo © Mary Anne Funk
Diver works on landscaping. Photo © Mary Anne Funk

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Today's podcast is part 2 of a 2 part series about homelessness and addictions. In this episode Michael Davis sits with Michael Butler aka Diver, for a one on one conversation. 

 


Today's podcast is part 2 of a 2 part series about homelessness and addictions. In this episode Michael Davis sits with Michael Butler aka Diver, for a one on one conversation. Diver shares his story of being an addict and what lead him into becoming homeless and the struggles he faced that lead him to spiraling down. "I felt like that was it, I thought I would be a hopeless dope fiend the rest of my life"  

 

Diver talks about how he lost his family, his jobs, and his home and talks about how he had to be at a point in his life that he was ready to make a change in order end his addictions. It was then that his recovery began. You have to be ready for the solutions, compassion, people taking a chance and people who are willing to open their doors, Diver expresses. Helping addicts has to be a hands on process in overcoming barriers.