Recovery Stories

Erin’s Story – That No Mother Should Endure

Erin’s story is horrific for any mom to deal with.  Not only did she lose her beloved son to a heroin overdose but when she started a foundation to spread his story in the hopes of helping others, she was arrested. Here is the tragic story of a young man with a very bright future…

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Justin’s Struggle -Ten Rehabs and Finally a Happy Life

Justin’s struggle with addiction is not so different from other former addict’s stories and yet, it has some significant differences. He started on drugs, alcohol and Adderall when he was young and in school, and ended up on heroin and methamphetamine.  He’s story includes his attempts to recover, but after 10 different rehab programs, it…

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Jennifer Gimenez – From Super Model & Movie Star to Addict and Back

Jennifer Gimenez had it all. She was a beautiful lady of Argentinian descent who became a model and graced the cover of the top fashion magazines and was the youngest model to grace the cover of American Elle. She also appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein and Guess. She has appeared in music videos for…

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Tim Ryan – From Tragedy to Redemption and Hope

Tim Ryan has been a huge success in business. He’s made millions. But drugs and alcohol took everything away from him – his money, his companies, his marriage and even his son. How do you come back from that? With faith and a belief in himself and effective action. A nationally renown speaker, his work…

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From Addict to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist – Michael Dash

There are many kinds of addiction. Our guest on this episode was addicted not only to cocaine and Adderall but also gambling. He has always been a successful entrepreneur but for him that came with the cost of addiction. Now clean and sober – largely through his own efforts, he is giving back to leaders…

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Pastor Michael Carter and His Message of Hope

Pastor Michael Carter began his journey into addiction at the tender age of 6 where he saw that those who used drugs had money, power and influence.  He snorted heroin at age 9 and his drug use continued from there.  Finally reaching his “Point of No Return” in his 20s, he got clean and sober…

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Pastor Basha Jordan – The Hope Doctor

Dr. Basha Jordan has been a pastor for decades. But more importantly, he is known as The Hope Doctor.  Why? He himself has been challenged and is a former addict who has been in recovery for years.  So he’s “been there and done” that and uses his experiences to deliver hope to individuals and loved…

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Chris’ Story

Chris’ story is more intense than many we have heard.  What does it take for someone to reach the “point of no return”? In Chris’ case it took 7 rehabs, 3 overdoses and 4 stints in jail. But once he did, and arrived at Narconon Suncoast, he changed his life for good. He has been…

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Jay Shifman’s Story

Jay’s story is one that we haven’t heard before.  Prescribed psychiatric medications at a very young age, he ended up addicted to several of those as well as some street drugs.  Finally, he realized he didn’t have a mental disorder, he was addicted.  When he spotted this, he told his psychiatrist that he wanted to…

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Josie and Her Parents – Their Story

In the past, we have interviewed Narconon graduates and related their story of addiction, treatment and sobriety.  We have also interviewed members of the families of former addicts.  In this episode, we have all three of those involved – Josie (former addict) and her mom (Nadja) and dad (Jim).  They each have their own perspective…

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