In An Industry Rife With Substance Abuse, Restaurant Workers Help Their Own

After Charleston chef Ben Murray committed suicide, Mickey Bakst (left) and Steve Palmer (right) started a support group for those in the restaurant business struggling with addiction.

Food service is fueled by high stress and late hours; it’s easy to see how people in the industry can be susceptible to alcohol and drug abuse. Some who’ve been there are now offering help to others.

(Image credit: Andrew Cebulka/Phase: 3 Marketing and Communications)

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