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Off. I mean Mike Kim all of your listeners. I mean how I got involved in Recovery Space I mean is you know I pretty much grew up in recovery. I mean just start off by saying that You know being an advocate for me has also been working also on my own recovery and having honest conversations with people in my community and You know over the course of my life now You know in terms of doing my own self care and and helping other people along this journey to so I mean discovering your site in obviously a gnostic gotta and the you know the whole secular recovering movements You know I've been following online in a huge fan of which you guys are up to in terms of you know in terms of public health per se. I mean along with kind of growing up in recovery and being involved in pretty much all recovery. mutual aid groups. I mean I also grew up in the The YMCA and And I were truly Ymca for over ten plus years while I was going back university So heavily involved I guess in the area of Cuny Development and Recovery Mutual Aid groups. You know with the DB secular a or a or yellen on groups were groups that were always around the YMCA Renting out spaces having their conferences So you know I. It was just pretty much lived in breeze in those types of environments growing up So that's pretty much high got involved over the course of I guess academically ironically I ended up at Concordia University. Which is kind of an outgrowth of the Ymca Montreal which is an interesting history in itself. But I landed up in me kind of a bit of a strange department call. Applied Human Science Department and the Applied Human Science Department. Essentially is You know it's an area of specialization for a lot of people that are you know. Go into the the Sciences. So is surrounded by psychologists sociologists People that work in the area of community development nonprofit organizations like the Ymca work specifically in the area of Public Health So it was kind of you