Celebrating Recovery

Watch and listen as C4’s Steven Samra shares his experiences of addiction, Medication Assisted Treatment, and recovery.

My Recovery Journey

My Experience in a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program

Steven Samra

Steven Samra, M.P.A.

Steven has dedicated his career to advocating for marginalized, disenfranchised people. At C4, he is Deputy Director and Consumer Advisor for SAMHSA’s BRSS TACS project. He also provides leadership on consumer involvement for numerous initiatives. Steven received his M.P.A. from California State University, Chico. He lives in Nashville, TN where he serves on the Nashville Metropolitan Homelessness Commission and co-founded a street newspaper, The Contributor.

Learn More about Steven’s Recovery

  • A Life of Recovery: t3 podcast

    Listen to Steven Samra and Walter Ginter share their recovery journeys and experiences with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).

  • Children are Mirrors: Viewpoints from a Parent in Recovery: t3 blog post

    “About the only thing I can do is to keep my hand outstretched to my child while I acknowledge and tolerate my own pain and vulnerability.”

  • Walking the Walk with Trauma: t3 blog post

    “Finally, after many years of talking about trauma’s impacts, I began “walking the walk” of being truly trauma-informed.”

  • Who Knew the Mailman Triggered My Trauma: t3 blog post

    “The last two years have provided me with some insight into trauma, recovery, and ways of learning to cope with the events in my past that would have triggered me back into substance use.”

  • Closing the Chapter: A Man’s Recovery Journey with his Dog: t3 blog post

    “I’m taken back to our first meeting. You were a tiny thing, terrified of the noise and bizarre surroundings of the animal shelter. I know this terror, I have spent time in similar places, and our shared lived experience of this trauma bound us instantly. I saw you, your eyes met mine, and instantly, we knew…kindred spirits.”