Recovery Stories

Maureen Stanton’s Story – Body Leaping Backward – Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood

Maureen Stanton is a prize winning nonfiction writer whose account of a troubled adolescence spent immersed in alcohol, drugs, and crime is a fascinating story. She is author of “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood”. Her essays and memoirs have been published in Creative Nonfiction, Fourth Genre, The Florida Review, New England Review,…

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Alexis Johnson’s Story – Arrested While in a Hospital Bed. But made it to Sober. And Success.

TV co-star in the A & E hit series, “60 Days in Narcoland”, Alexis Johnson is 4 years sober. She has suffered everything imaginable, from 7 overdoses, 2 flatlines, 3 DUI’s, 7 trips to prison, burying 16 of her friends- including her ex-fiancé, and giving her addiction 15 years of her life. Today, she is…

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Paul Fletcher – Former Major League Pitcher and Now Recovered Alcoholic

When Paul Fletcher was a major league baseball player for the the Phillies and Oakland Athletics, many of his teammates drank. Alcohol was readily available. But Paul got to the point where he couldn’t stop. His wife and kids left him and he tried taking his own life by downing a bottle of prescription meds….

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Lee’s Emotional Story – Drugs, Dealing, Stripper, Sober. Incredible story.

Lee Burns says himself that with his upbringing there was no real reason to start drugs yet started down a road of self doubt and invalidation. He got clean, has stayed clean and is a very successful entrepreneur & public speaker. https://leeburnsgames.com/

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Eric Burgiss – The 108 Challenge

Eric Burgess excelled at baseball.  Then, due to a bad car accident, his world and his family fell apart.  Starting with marijuana at a young age, he moved on to crack cocaine before he finished high school.  He not only took the drugs, he sold them.  He was addicted to the drugs and addicted to…

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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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