About Janette Pink
Janette Pink is a daughter, sister, auntie, mother, grandmother and friend.
She is also a survivor and a recovering drug addict since July 2007. She has lived her life trying to figure out where she belonged, and at the same time desperately seeking, longing and needing somewhere to belong. At 46 she found where she belonged when she attended her first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous.
Since she came into recovery in 2007 she has been tenacious and determined to heal herself and her life using a variety of spiritual modalities along with her 12 step program. She is an inspiration to everyone she meets, with her positive attitude and helpful spirit. She stayed in recovery houses until she was almost 2 years clean when she felt able to step out on her own. Since then she has been working part-time at Embers in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side, helping others in recovery and in less than fortunate situations. She volunteers, helps when and where she can, has been a cast member in the play “after homelessness” with David Diamond and Headlines Theatre, and is now writing a book of her journey to inspire, educate and be of service to others.
As a recovering addict, especially being a woman in recovery for the first time where the success rate is low, her story will educate, motivate, inspire and give people understanding about addiction, recovery and the process.
Since becoming clean, Janette’s volunteered with several local organizations. She was also the keynote speaker for Embers on 5 separate occasions, including the Annual General Meeting of the Cooperators and the Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser.