Sitting at a microphone in his bed room Justin Nash of Dieppe, N.B., bares his soul to anybody who will pay attention.
“There’s numerous rawness,” mentioned Nash who launched his podcast Consuming Juice with Justin in February.
Nash mentioned that he’s hoping his podcast will assist others fighting psychological sickness and dependancy.
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“My intention with ingesting juice is to point out 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 finished many issues in his life that aren’t straightforward to voice right into a mic.
“You recognize, 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 help, 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 already know 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.
“In an effort to give that message of hope and therapeutic it takes individuals who have been there,” mentioned McIsaac Eewsher.
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“It isn’t about poisonous positively and never struggling and by no means having a tough time however simply instilling that message of by no means quit,” she mentioned. “There’s all the time one other door, one other highway, another choice that you may take and I feel generally individuals simply want to listen to these phrases”
That “by no means quit” message has change 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 assumed that’s a superb dependancy – you already know, 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 can be used to help organizations that assist these with psychological well being and dependancy struggles.
He’s additionally hoping that his message turns into a motion.
“If it goes globally it could be a blessing however in the end I’m completely happy serving to my neighbour – that’s the place all of it begins,” he mentioned.
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