‘By no means Give Up’: N.B. man recovering from psychological sickness, dependancy open ups about ‘uncooked’ journey – New Brunswick

‘By no means Give Up’: N.B. man recovering from psychological sickness, dependancy open ups about ‘uncooked’ journey – New Brunswick

Sitting at a microphone in his bed room Justin Nash of Dieppe, N.B., bares his soul to anybody who will hear.

‘By no means Give Up’: N.B. man recovering from psychological sickness, dependancy open ups about ‘uncooked’ journey – New Brunswick

“There’s lots of rawness,” mentioned Nash who launched his podcast Consuming Juice with Justin in February.

Nash mentioned that he’s hoping his podcast will assist others combating psychological sickness and dependancy.

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“My intention with consuming juice is to indicate individuals that you simply don’t want alcohol to really feel good,” he mentioned.

Now 39, Nash mentioned he has battled alcohol, drug dependancy and psychological sickness because the age of 21. He’s achieved many issues in his life that aren’t straightforward to voice right into a mic.

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“You already know, being arrested by the police for operating round a trailer park bare, that is fairly uncooked. Nearly committing suicide with no management over it due to a drug-induced psychosis,” he mentioned.

However he hopes that by sharing his journey that he and others can start to heal.

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Nash credit his fiancé, sister and his supportive household for serving to in his restoration. Grateful for the unwavering assist, he says he now desires to provide again, which is a part of his personal therapeutic. “Not solely am I hoping to assist others however not directly I’m serving to myself,” he mentioned.

“I actually do really feel within the significance of sharing this uncooked materials, sharing these true shameful conditions with others to let you recognize that there’s hope,” mentioned Nash.

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Lori McIsaac Bewsher is a psychological well being therapist at Rising Tides Therapeutic Centre in Grand Bay-Westfield, N.B. She lately spoke with Nash about his troublesome journey.

“So as to give that message of hope and therapeutic it takes individuals who have been there,” mentioned McIsaac Eewsher.

“It’s not about poisonous positively and never struggling and by no means having a tough time however simply instilling that message of by no means hand over,” she mentioned. “There’s all the time one other door, one other street, an alternative choice which you can take and I feel generally individuals simply want to listen to these phrases”

That “by no means hand over” message has turn into Nash’s mantra and now his label.

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“I began off with hats. It has all the time been an dependancy of mine, so I believed that’s a great dependancy – you recognize, they’re simply hats,” mentioned Nash who has additionally produced T-shirts and different merchandise sporting the message “By no means Give Up.”

Nash mentioned that a part of the proceeds from merchandise gross sales will probably be used to assist organizations that assist these with psychological well being and dependancy struggles.

He’s additionally hoping that his message turns into a motion.

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“If it goes globally it will be a blessing however in the end I’m comfortable serving to my neighbour – that’s the place all of it begins,” he mentioned.

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