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Substance Abuse Recovery Success Story – Richard Mianscum

ᐅᑎᐹᒋᒧᐧᐃᓂᐧᐋᐤᐦ ᐊᓂᒌ ᐁᒌ ᔖᐳᔥᑲᐦᐧᑳᐤ ᒉᐧᑳᔫ ᐁᒌ ᒫᐦᒋᐧᑳᐱᐦᑳᑎᑯᐧᑖᐤ
utipâchimuwiniwâuh anichî awenichî echî shâpushkahkwâu chekwâyû echî mâhchikwâpihkâtikutwâu

Richard Mianscum, business owner in Mistissini, bravely and generously shares his experience with dealing with substance abuse. Listen to the inspirational story of his sobriety journey and what message he has to share with anyone struggling with addiction.

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"I stayed away from my old friends who still drink. Sometimes they do come around asking me to join them but I told them the truth: I don’t want to drink and they listened. Now that I am sober, I have more friends who don’t drink, I’m happy, and my kids are happy too" – Richard Mianscum, Mistissini


If you, a friend or a family member is seeking help regarding alcohol or drug addiction, know that you are not alone. The CBHSSJB NNADAP workers are here to support you in your sobriety journey.  

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