Straight From the Source Ep.5 – Steph: An Agent for Change
I think that the thing many people in that situation need more than anything else is self-love.
Straight From the Source's Ep.5 – Steph: An Agent for Change features Steph Tzanetis from DanceWize (Harm Reduction Victoria), discussing her work in the harm reduction space and some of the big issues affecting people who use substances. The episode is educational, engaging, and thought-provoking, as the podcast delves into a range of issues relevant to those impacted by drug and alcohol use from varying perspectives.
The host, APSU, and SHARC, bring real and honest stories straight from the source, aiming to increase community awareness and challenge stigma and stereotypes. Through this episode, listeners can learn about the importance of harm reduction, self-love in marginalized and stigmatized communities, and navigating the difficult landscape of drug reform. Steph emphasizes the need for evidence-based approaches, the limitations of decision-making processes in Australia due to tensions between different levels of government, and the impact of criminalization on drug users.
She also highlights the ideological differences between harm reduction and recovery, emphasizing that recovery is self-defining and the importance of embracing multiple narratives in the path to recovery. The podcast ends with a poignant question about self-love and the role it plays in the lives of those experiencing the greatest marginalization and stigmatization. Listen to Straight From the Source's Ep.5 – Steph: An Agent for Change now here on alcoholfree.com.