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Colors of Recovery with Ester Nicholson

In this video, Ester Nicholson, Founder and Author of Soul Recovery - 12 Keys to Healing Dependence and Trusted Advisor for SHE RECOVERS Foundation, opens up about entering addiction treatment and, 35 years later as a recovery speaker, frequently being the only Black person in the room. From these experiences, Ester shares how to heal from racial trauma and biases and offers a positive outlook on the change that is beginning to happen in the field.

When I finally entered treatment, I found myself being the only Black person in the facility. There was no one, not even a sponsor, who could relate to my personal, intergenerational, and cultural challenges.”

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