We speak frank about recovery and addiction issues in BC and Canada with Marshall Smith, Director of Corporate Development and Public Relations Cedars at Cobble Hill. Marshall has been the face of many news stories in national media.
Marshall Smith held several senior positions in the Provincial Government most notably, Chief of Staff to the Minister responsible for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid, Municipal Affairs and Immigration and Multicultural services and served as Human Resource Planning Advisor to the Attorney General of British Columbia. In 2004 Marshall fought a crippling battle with addiction that brought him all the way to the back alleys of Vancouver’s downtown east-side. After a long fight for recovery Marshall rededicated his life and career to the field of recovery. Since then, Marshall has developed several recovery programs in British Columbia and Alberta and lectures in several programs on addiction at various universities. Marshall engages in ongoing education as a student and Harvard University in Mind, Brain and Environment studies and is alumni of the British Columbia Institute of Technology.