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Austin chefs want to change the conversation on substance abuse, mental health

Two groups, Ben’s Friends and Heard, have recently expanded to Austin, where chefs and former spouses Philip Speer (Comedor) and Callie Speer (Holy Roller), both sober for several years, have helped lead efforts to give service industry workers a place for help and healing and a chance to change the narrative surrounding their professional community.

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