Skip to main
Information about the host of this podcast.
Jakob W. Hester, MS
College or Department
Email Address

Dr. Alex Elswick, an Assistant Extension Professor with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, joined “Becoming Wildly Resilient” in March 2023 to talk about addiction, recovery and our shared humanity. Alex is also a co-founder of Voices of Hope, a Lexington-based non-profit supporting people who use or have used drugs or alcohol and are seeking better health.

Listen as Alex shares a wealth of knowledge from his lived experience and professional work. Some of what you’ll learn includes: what substance use disorder and recovery look like; what people commonly misunderstand about addiction and recovery, and how we can contribute to the shifting narrative; a holistic approach to recovery, including the power of social connection; and ways we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment for those affected by addiction and recovery. You’ll also hear about Alex’s story from addiction to recovery and what he’s learned about resilience along the way.

Mentioned in this Episode


Contact Us

Have feedback or know someone at UK that would be a good guest? Email us at

You can listen and follow all episodes of "Becoming Wildly Resilient" wherever you find your podcasts.