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Fierce + Sober: Chosen Family and Recovery

Eligible CEU Credits
CACCF: 1 credits
MDPAC: 1 credits
CCPA: 1 credits
CVRP: 1 credits
HRPA: 0 credits
CPHR BC & Yukon: 0 credits
CPHR Alberta: 0 credits
CPHR Manitoba: 0 credits
CPHR Nova Scotia: 0 credits

With Colette Currin, Counsellor and National Director of Business Development for Military, Veterans, and First Responders

and Jimbo, Drag Performer from Canada’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK vs The World

Many factors contribute to recovery, including having a good support system of people that you like, respect and trust. They can be family members, friends, teachers, faith leaders, neighbors or peers — what’s important is that you have people you feel comfortable talking to about what you’re experiencing and support you may need. Research has shown that having a social support system can have a positive impact on your overall mental health, especially for women, older adults, patients, workers and students. On a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 was “a great deal of stress” and one is “little or no stress,” a 2015 survey found that the average stress level for people with emotional support in place was 5 out of 10 compared to 6.3 out of 10 for people without emotional support.

“I don’t need alcohol to unlock energy within me,” says Jimbo (Canada’s Drag Race S1 and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs The World). During the third and final episode of Fierce + Sober: Pride Edition, the Victoria-based performer talks to us about sobriety, the creative process, and the very personal impact alcoholism has had on his family. Then she brings her signature brand of strange with an unforgettable performance.

And EHN Canada’s Colette Currin, Counsellor and National Director of Business Development for Military, Veterans, and First Responders, discusses why chosen family is often so essential to the recovery journey – especially for the LGBTQ+ community.


  • Discuss the importance of chosen family while navigating sobriety
  • Explore the available resources to those in recovery and those that are part of the support system
  • Understand the importance of practitioners seeking out queer specific training to create a safe and inclusive treatment environment

Date: June 30, 2022 – 12pm ET, 9am PT

Duration: 1-hour


The content presented in this webinar was accurate at time of broadcast.