Recovery Stories

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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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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Ryan Skinner – Addiction and Deadmen on Vacation

Ryan Skinner is currently the co-owner of the Woburn based Summit Financial Partners. His journey into and slow burn out of a hell of multiple addictions is living proof that with deep faith, the encouragement of loving friends, sponsors, mentors and family and a 12-step program, anything is possible. Whether he is buying lunch for…

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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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Norman T – Recovered Addict Story – Now Helping Others

Norman is too young to have experienced all he has.  Starting at age 13, smoking weed; his addiction led him down a dark path including a shooting that took the life of one of his friends. He’s recovered his sobriety through the Narconon program at Narconon Ojai.  He’s working today to stay sober and to…

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