This week on NST we bring you a very interesting, important, vulnerable conversation. We invited Evie, DJ at KEXP (local Seattle radio station) to share about her journey with music, KEXP, addiction and recovery.
This conversation begins light-hearted: reminiscing on Evie’s childhood, which was both seeped in Alternative/Rock n’ Roll music as well as hard-core conservative Christianity…an interesting mix of influences that lead to a very cool, robust music taste!
As Evie’s musical journey continues, she shares how being a part of the music scene put her in contact to a lot of alcohol and drugs, fueling a lifestyle and habit that eventually lead to addiction.
As mentioned in the episode, Evie’s story really is a ‘cautionary tale’ which sheds light onto the darker side of addiction. After many ‘rock bottoms’ Evie explains how it took someone saying something to her and finding support through Music Cares to take the courageous step towards recovery and getting clean.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction we deeply encourage you to reach out.
Here are some RESOURCES for getting help!
National Helpline- 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.
Alcoholic Anonymous- Visit aa.org to find all kinds of resources and ways to find support near you!
Al-Anon- Visit al-anon.org to find resources if you know a loved one struggling with addiction.
Also check out this article on 5 tips for talking to a loved one struggling with substance abuse: https://www.addictioncenter.com/community/talk-to-a-friend-about-addiction/
We close this week’s episode hearing more from Evie’s DJ side as she shares what we should be listening to!!
Major thank you for Evie for sharing so much wisdom, life experience, and vulnerability this week. Check Evie out at KEXP.org and follower her on IG @evieluxx !
We hope you enjoyed this weeks special interview episode! Coming next week……Steven Universe!