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  • Ep.6 Kaylah- From victim to survivor

Ep.6 Kaylah- From victim to survivor

Tuesday 12th February 2019

In this episode of Straight from the Source, Kaylah shares her harrowing story of family violence and addiction, and how she turned it all around to help others. Listen now to learn more!
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Kaylah's Journey: From Victim to Survivor - A Deep Dive into Family Violence and Addiction

I was just so numb until he threatened to kill my son.
In this deeply emotive episode of Straight from the Source, Kaylah shares her harrowing experience of family violence and addiction, as well as her journey to recovery and helping others. Kaylah's story is a powerful reminder of the complex and interrelated nature of these issues, and the importance of support services and peer networks in achieving lasting change. As Kaylah reflects on her experiences, she shares insights on the impact of addiction on families and children, the value of self-care and self-compassion, and the hope for a brighter future.
One of the most striking aspects of Kaylah's story is the depth of trauma and pain she experienced, both as a victim of family violence and as someone struggling with addiction. As she recounts the years of abuse and isolation, it's clear how difficult it was for her to find a way out of the cycle of violence and despair. However, it's equally clear how much strength and resilience she possesses, as she describes the turning point when she realized that she deserved better and began to take steps towards recovery.
One of the key themes that emerges from Kaylah's story is the importance of support services and peer networks in the recovery process. From the women's domestic violence refuge to the Family Drug Treatment Court, Kaylah highlights how these services provided her with the tools and resources she needed to move forward in her life. She also emphasizes the value of peer support and networking, noting that connecting with others who have gone through similar experiences can be a powerful source of strength and motivation.
Another important takeaway from Kaylah's story is the need for self-care and self-compassion. As she reflects on her journey, she acknowledges the guilt and shame that often accompany addiction, as well as the trauma that can be at the root of the pain. However, she also emphasizes the importance of being kind to oneself and recognizing that recovery is a process, not a destination.
Overall, Kaylah's story is a powerful reminder of the complex and multifaceted nature of addiction and family violence, as well as the importance of support, empathy, and hope in the recovery process. As we listen to her story, we are challenged to confront our own assumptions and stereotypes about addiction and to recognize the humanity and resilience of those who have experienced it. In the end, Kaylah's story is a testament to the power of the human spirit to overcome even the most difficult challenges, and to emerge stronger, wiser, and more compassionate on the other side.