Episode 11

Toni Krok - Living with Multiple Sclerosis and what she's learnt a year on from going into rehab.

Published on: 19th March, 2021

Today we hear from Toni Crock. In this episode Toni explains how beautiful things are starting to come back into her life again after a difficult year in rehab. In April last year Toni went to Camino Recovery, in Spain, to get help for her substance abuse addiction. Toni explains how she started self medicating with cocaine to help counteract the debilitating symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.

Toni has had a complex medical history and was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 30. She set up a charity to help others called MS Positive

During our chat she explains how she sees a link between addiction and trauma caused by illness. As Toni says during the interview, shame survives in the dark but dies in the light and she hopes that by sharing her experiences this might help others who are dealing with addiction at the moment.

Doing this podcast interview marks one year since going into recovery and I think you'll agree Toni is a remarkable woman. It takes strength, courage and bravery to open up about these topics, especially in a public forum. I am so grateful that I met Toni last year and so proud of the work she's done and continues to do on herself, not only for herself but also for her family and friends.

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About the Podcast

Tipping The Balance
Mental health and happiness is not as simple as arriving at a destination. It takes work everyday. How can we help to tip the balance in favour of our mental health?
We can all admit to wishing we had more balance in our lives. How many times have you said, "I just don't have the right balance at the moment." Maybe you think you need to work less, have more (or less!) time with your children, get outside more, exercise more, eat more healthily. What ever it is you and almost everyone else has an idea of what balance means to them, their lives and their mental health.

'Tipping the balance,' explores these concepts with a range of different people. Parents, business owners, people living with grief, overcoming abuse, mental health specialists. We have it all here and I hope you can listen to these shows and feel in someway you have spent time tipping the balance in favour of your own mental health.

You can find me on instagram @thebalanceddoula

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Katie Hickey

I am a birth doula, podcaster and vet! All my areas of work bring together elements of balance, growth and self-development. I am a convert to the slow living movement and live in rural Devon with my family. I love hearing from other people how they strive to find balance in their lives in order to live intentionally and maintain a positive tilt on their mental health.