Miss Community Clovia created the Barbershop Talk, One Community of Recovery because of the history of the Heroin/Opioid crisis. This has been a problem in all communities but has gravely affected the black community. The black community needs the treatment centers and other resources too. However, treatment most of the time has been a jail or prison sentence.
The Barbershop Talk is changing the narrative on addiction as just a choice or a disease. As a result of scientific research, according to CurbtheCrisis.com, we know that addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and changes behavior.
There are pathways to recovery but the first step must be self-driven. The holidays can be a stressful time for everyone, in particular, those battling depression and addiction. Let’s get the resources to reduce the stressors and triggers this holiday.