Genera Fields

Girls Who Smoked

Genera Fields

  • What is Recovery? (With Katie Bellamy)

What is Recovery? (With Katie Bellamy)

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Genera Fields and Katie Bellamy discuss cannabis addiction, stigma reduction, and holistic recovery on 'Girls Who Smoked'.
42 minutes

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Genera Fields
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Redefining Recovery: A Candid Chat with Katie Bellamy

I think the importance of recognizing stigma is that with more stigma becomes less help-seeking and more shame. So shame is a big component when I work with people who are coming for support.
Ever questioned if cannabis can be addictive? In this episode of 'Girls Who Smoked', host Genera Fields dives into this hot topic with Katie Bellamy, a seasoned Substance Misuse and Prevention Specialist, Therapist, and Recovery Coach. Katie shares her wealth of experience in tackling addiction, shedding light on the often overlooked aspects of marijuana dependency. They tackle the big question head-on: Is cannabis truly addictive? Their discussion doesn't stop there.
Genera and Katie dig into the importance of reducing stigma in addiction recovery, especially within Black, Queer, and Femme communities. They discuss the cultural and racial implications of substance abuse, offering a fresh perspective on these critical issues. Katie also highlights the benefits of holistic approaches to recovery, emphasizing the mind-body-spirit connection. They delve into the risks of Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), a lesser-known but serious condition affecting some cannabis users.
Throughout the conversation, Katie underscores the importance of professional support and self-advocacy in the recovery journey. This episode is a blend of practical advice and heartfelt stories, making it a must-listen for anyone touched by addiction. Tune in for an engaging, informative, and hopeful discussion that could change how you view recovery.