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Substance Abuse Recovery Success Stories: Corinna Coonishish

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

Corinna Coonishish, NNADAP worker in Mistissini, bravely and generously shares her experience with dealing with substance abuse. Listen to the inspirational story of her sobriety journey and what message she has to share with anyone struggling with addiction.

Listen to the interview (ᐄᔨᔨᐅᔨᒧᐎᓐ | IIYIYIUYIMUWIN)

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"Don’t condemn the person who is struggling with alcohol or criticize them harshly openly to others because you don’t know what heavy load they are carrying.  I am grateful that my parents did not do this to me while I was struggling with addictions and this allowed me to confide in them and go to them for refuge. When someone goes through this type of condemnation or criticism, they will feel like they have nowhere to seek support" – Corinna Coonishish, 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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