Live on Zoom! Joe Conniff, in conversation with Shannon Thomas - Causes and Conditions

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Causes and Conditions takes a comprehensive look at a life lived in addiction and one person's journey to find recovery. Through his sixteen years in active substance use, Joe Conniff takes us through the experience of growing up in the prescription opioid crisis, post 9/11 military life, and eventually homelessness and despair on the streets of Seattle. Causes and Conditions is a first-hand account of what it takes to create an addict, and what it took for this one to find freedom.


Joe Conniff is a public speaker and person living in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder. He writes on his experiences in addiction, spirituality, and recovery. His first book, Causes and Conditions, details the events of his life starting with his childhood experiences in an overprescribed, middle-class, suburban household in Massachusetts; followed by post 9/11 military life and his downward spiral into heroin addiction on the streets of Seattle. He writes passionately on the recovery process and programs that helped him; including a drug diversion court, Twelve Step, mindfulness and Buddhist meditation practices. He is a recovery advocate, peer counselor and mindfulness teacher. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


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