Advocates & Activists

From a Homeless Addict to Helping Others

  Alex had a great upbringing, but at age 13, he got drunk and from there his drinking escalated into cocaine and ultimately meth. Homeless, on the streets, living in a tent, he found a friend – Watson (a dog). His wake up call was when he lost Watson. His dad found Narconon Ojai and…

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Aaron Garcia -From Drug Dealer to Evangelist

Aaron Garcia is an evangelist, international speaker, best-selling author of “Coincidence or God?” and his newest book – “Burn Notice”. At one time, he was the biggest drug dealer in Joplin Missouri and living on the streets.  He is the founder of S.O.S. Ministries, Inc., a nonprofit that is dedicated to improving the community and…

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Greg Nance – 3000 Days Sober to 3000 Miles Run

Greg Nance had it all – a great home, a great family, successful business, successful athletic ability and a scholarship to a great college. This is a story like so many. He suffered a loss and turned to alcohol and drugs to deal with it. When he finally admitted to being an addict, he found…

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Randy Grimes – Former Tampa Bay Buc, Played Addicted and now Saving Lives

  Randy Grimes was an NFL player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He considered taking painkillers to be a “necessary evil” – and part of the job description. However, he left the NFL addicted to painkillers and spent the next 20 years in the depths of addiction – losing friends and almost his lovely wife…

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Pastor Robby Gallaty – From the Depths of Addiction to Total Redemption

For three years, Robby Gallaty battled a drug addiction that ravaged his life.  A $180 a day heroin and cocaine addiction forced him to steal $15,000 from his parents.  After living without gas, electricity and water for months, losing 8 of his friends to drug related deaths, watching 6 friends arrested, and completing two rehab…

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Rob Lohman – Alcohol and Drugs Became My Master- Not Anymore

Rob Lohman’s rap sheet includes alcohol and drug addiction, gambling addiction, divorce, bankruptcies, mental health and suicide ideation, prison, recovery and transformation.   Rob’s drinking career started at age 14 which lead to some very dark places.  The climax of Rob’s drinking career happened with a suicide attempt interrupted by the compassion of his dog Jake. …

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Steve Mason – Actor/Stunt Performer/Author and Motivational Speaker

Steve Mason is a stunt performer, author, actor and speaker who believes in “simply doing the RIGHT thing!” Steve lost his father to suicide when he was an 8 year old boy and he found the body. This sent him down a dark path and many years of substance abuse and depression. Now nearly 9…

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Meghan Fialkoff – I Am Working for a Drug Free World

Meghan is an advocate for drug education. She is a public speaker, brand ambassador and event producer. Since 2006, she has been the Executive Director of the Foundation for a Drug Free World of the Americas Chapter. She also promotes basic Human Rights as the Executive Director of Youth of Human Rights New York Chapter….

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KC Armstrong, Former Howard Stern Cast & Producer Tells His Recovery Story

K.C. Armstrong got his start on the Howard Stern Show — first as an intern then as a cast member and producer. Now he is now a radio personality in his own right as the host and founder at WMAP (World’s Most Amazing People). In between was a dark life from homelessness to alcohol to…

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Trisha Posner – Author of “The Pharmacist of Auschwitz”

By all rights, Trisha could have turned to drugs or alcohol.  She grew up in a time when it was not pleasant to be Jewish.  She survived bullying and religious discrimination.  So at a young age, she got tough.  When her husband – Gerald Posner – was researching his book on Josef Mengele (The Angel…

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