Recovery Stories

Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson – NFL Super Star and Recovered Addict

Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson is probably one of the most flamboyant NFL players in recent history. A former star linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, he was known for delivering jarring hits, manufacturing turnovers (three interceptions), and helping the Cowboys win Super Bowl XII, 27-10 over the Denver Broncos. However, his lifestyle led him into full blown…

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Episode 183 Britt B – Catching the Rise

Britt Barker had a good upbringing, a stable family. But he wanted to try alcohol and drugs; and so went down the road to addiction. He was arrested a few times and went through several rehabs. Finally sober since July 2015, he is making music and has released his first solo EP – Trust under…

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Michelle Weidenbenner – A Mom who Let Go but Never Gave Up

There is a fine line between enabling a loved one who is an addict and giving up on them. Michelle Weidenbenner is a mom whose son is a recovering addict. She has dealt with all that means including becoming guardian of his two daughters. She did what she had to do and discovered the difference…

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Addiction & Recovery Roundtable – Experts on What It Really Takes

There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child – meaning that there are many different people that play a part.  This podcast is a roundtable discussion with several different experts – all of whom are playing their part in addressing the addiction pandemic; whether it’s treatment; intervention; education or just…

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Cyndy Feasel – An NFL Widow on a Mission

Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. However, due to a brain muddled by a history of repetitive trauma and symptomatic concussions, he turned to drugs and alcohol. The combination of CTE and his drinking led to his death 9 years ago. His wife, Cyndy,…

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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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Lisa Busby – A Mother’s Story of Tragedy and Hope

Not only did Lisa Busby deal with her son, Cannon’s addiction for 12 years but now she has to deal with his death due to overdose. This is something that we feel very deeply, being parents to two sons. One of the purposes of this podcast is to ensure that no parent has to lose…

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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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