Project Recovery

Shay Mitchell talks about finding recovery for herself and accepting the reality of being an addict

Shay Mitchell joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to share her recovery journey that started early on in her childhood with a father who suffered from addiction, how she began to develop anxiety from unaddressed traumatic experiences growing up, and the relief she felt from the moment she tried alcohol for the first time.

Shay also opens up about how her addiction began to flourish throughout various moments in her life during her early twenties, her decision to use alcohol as a bandaid for postpartum depression following the birth of her second child, and how the COVID-19 pandemic sent her to the deepest depths into her addiction.

We also dive into Shay’s admission to the fact that she was an alcohol addict, building connections with other people living in recovery that helped support her own sobriety, and the steps that she’s taking to secure recovery in her own life.

To learn more about Shay, you can find her on Instagram @ShaySober or on the web at

Published: Tuesday July 26, 2022
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