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L.E.A.P: Listen, Engage, Allow and Process on Your Healing Journey

Dec 21, 2022

This episode is the final part of our three-part series with my guest Sean Dustin.


His story is one of drugs, alcoholism, recovery, hope and the power it took to turn his life around. Sean is one of the most courageous guests that I’ve had the honor to interview. He shares his life struggles and triumphs with such raw honesty that I didn’t want to edit his interview to fit into one episode so we created a three-part series. I was deeply moved throughout this interview, and I know you will be too. 


Sean is an addict on his own path of recovery. He was addicted to meth for 18 years, and quit in 2010. He picked up an addiction to painkillers for 7 years after that. He spent 3 years in prison as a result of his addiction. Now, Sean is a father, a union tradesman, a cultivator, and a podcaster. 


**TRIGGER WARNING** This episode covers sensitive subject matter and is not suitable for all listeners. If this topic could be a trigger for you, listen to this episode with a friend, a sibling, a loved one or a parent so you can talk about any emotions that come up for you. The contents of this episode are not intended to replace therapy and should not be taken as such. If you need immediate help, please call the crisis hotline listed below in our resources.

Listen in as we talk about:

  • [1:30] Stealing peoples’ identities 
  • [4:55] His run-in with the Hells Angels
  • [11:50] Getting caught and preparing for his fraud trial 
  • [15:00] The turning point he went through in prison
  • [23:20] Did Sean have aspirations or dreams while in jail? 
  • [25:15] Life after getting out of prison
  • [29:30] Living in denial and lack of self awareness
  • [35:40] Accountability finally coming crashing down on him
  • [40:55] How Sean became who he is today
  • [45:20] Starting to look beneath the anger
  • [49:50] How Sean got the help he needed
  • [52:30] The details of Sean’s non-profit 
  • [57:50] What self love looks like for Sean today


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