"I’ve been called a lot of names over the years…junkie, loser, piece of S*%$, scumbag…those were all things I called myself so it didn’t seem like a big deal. I’ve dealt with being treated like I was a “bad” person not a “sick” person by everyone from friends to health officials but for every 1 person that may have treated me as being less than there are 10 people or professionals (Doctors,Nurses,EMT workers,Police officers, Firemen) that have helped to save my life or were kind to me when I didn’t feel like I deserved it. That’s why the way we talk to people and to ourselves IS a Big Deal. The moment I really turned a corner in my recovery is when a man who worked at my last treatment center got me to believe that I was “Enough” and had done the best I could have possibly done up to that point. If I already have a low self esteem and you tell me I’m going to fail or I’m worthless or even worse, you don’t acknowledge that I even exist, chances are I’m going to fail. On the flip side, if I feel like crap about my life up to this point and feel worthless and hopeless and you look me in the eye and tell me I’m worth it… that I Can do this… that you were once in my shoes and know it is possible………..I probably won’t believe you at first but more importantly, a powerful little seed of hope was just planted." Michael Cavallo, Knock Out Opioid Abuse Finalist
We asked Michael to answer a few questions around the opioid epidemic, this concert and his music. To read more of Michael's interview please visit, https://www.lifecenterstage.org/kooa-michael
Michael Cavallo is one the musicians performing at the 2018 Knock Out Opioid Abuse Concert on October 4th 6-8pm at the Malcom Forbes Amphitheater at the Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ. This free concert will be a night filled with inspiration and hope, it was designed to help spread awareness of this epidemic and to fight the stigma associated with it.
We hope you will join us, for your free tickets please register here - https://www.lifecenterstage.org/…/knock-out-opioid-abuse-co…
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