In this episode, my friend Alex Wilhelm joins me to talk about our shared experiences in recovering from addiction. Alex was most recently, the editor in chief of Crunchbase News, and is currently the host of the Equity Podcast on TechCrunch. He’s been covering the tech world as a journalist for many years and has had a wide variety of experiences in the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystems.
Alex had a huge impact on my decision to get sober, and my decision to get help when I got to the point where I decided I wanted it. In this episode Alex shares why he got sober, when he realized he needed help, how he got help and then what he has done to maintain 3 and a half years of continuous sobriety.
We also talk about how society views addiction, and how stigma plays a role in that societal perception as well as when and how some people get help.
Here are some ways you can connect with Alex: Twitter @alex, Alex’s Personal Blog, TechCrunch Equity Podcast
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Connect with the Stigma Podcast in the following ways: Website, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Email
Connect with host Stephen Hays here: Stephen Hays Personal Website, Twitter, LinkedIn, What If Ventures (Mental Health Venture Fund)