Recovery Stories

Laura and Tom Boldt – Alcohol and Drugs – Clean and Sober

It seems more often that we speak to a parent who has lost their child to addiction. But this story is a happy one – while mom, Laura, had her history of alcohol addiction and her son, Tom, had his history of drug addiction – both are clean and sober today. Recently they published a…

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Ed Bisch – Grieving Dad Taking on Big Pharma

Ed Bisch’s son, Eddie, died of an overdose of Oxycontin in 2001. Ed didn’t sit by and take it. His initial answer when told of his son’s death was “What the Hell is Oxycontin!”. Ed started researching Oxycontin and it’s manufacturer – Purdue Pharma; AND the family behind it – The Sacklers. Ed has been…

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Will Grayson – Devoting His Life to Helping Others

Will Grayson has been 30+ years sober. During those 30 years, he has dedicated himself to helping those trapped by addiction. Whether he was talking on the radio or meeting addicts one on one, he’s changing lives on a daily basis.

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Tine Levene – President of Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay

After suffering childhood trauma, Tina Levene turned to alcohol and drugs to cope. That was until she learned that if she shared her own childhood trauma with others, she might be able to help other children. She turned her life around and she is helping to set up recovery schools for high school aged kids…

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Tiffany Jenkins -Talks Candidly About her Opioid Addiction and Recovery

Tiffany Jenkins is the funny lady behind “Juggling the Jenkins”. She has over 4.5 million Facebook followers and counting! Tiffany is a wife, mother, best-selling author, content creator and recovering addict. Although best known for her funny viral Facebook and YouTube videos, Tiffany is incredibly passionate about bringing awareness to mental illness. She speaks shamelessly,…

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Stephen Donnelly – A Saint and a Sinner – A Catholic Priest’s Story of Devotion, Addiction, and Redemption

Stephen Donnelly’s drug use started – as with so many – when he was a teenager. However, later in life, when Stephen answered God’s call and become an ordained priest in the Roman Catholic church, his drug use continued. Fueled by guilt, it took years to confront his addiction. He’s been sober for 18 years…

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Emily O’Brien – former addict, former felon, now a successful entrepreneur

Emily O’Brien is a beautiful young woman. But like so many, she was insecure and bullied as a child. This insecurity led to abuse of alcohol and drugs. When someone she thought was a friend took her on a trip to St. Lucia, she ended up bringing back drugs to Canada and from there ended…

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Quincy Carter – Former Cowboys Quarterback is Rebuilding the Dream

Quincy Carter had it all. He was a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. But marijuana and alcohol brought about his downfall and termination from the Cowboys. He tried getting picked up by other teams but drugs and alcohol kept most teams from hiring him and if they did, he managed to bring himself down. Sober…

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Kelly Hatcher – Living the Mom’s Nightmare

This is the story of a mom living the nightmare. Her 22 year old son is addicted despite several rehabs and the 24/7 work of his mom – Kelly Hatcher. What she’s going through is why we do this podcast. We don’t want other moms and dads to live this nightmare. Now Kelly is helping…

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Ellen Isaacs – Mom Turns Activist After Losing Son to Opioids

Ellen Isaacs grew up with addiction in her family, became addicted herself and then lost one of her sons to an overdose. Now she is an advocate for addicts and teaches parents and loved ones the value and use of Narcan in order to save lives from overdoses. Through Ryan’s Opioid Pandemic Coalition she is…

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