Recovery Stories

Michael DeLeon – Drugs Almost Killed Me – I Won’t Let That Happen to Others

Michael Deleon is an ex-offender and former addict and gang member. After 12 years in prison he finally had his “point of no return”, and he became determined to ensure that no other child in America “turned out like me”.  He has since presented drug education and prevention in all 50 states in over 700…

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Dr. Cali Estes- I Married A Junkie- And Here is Our Story Today

Dr. Cali Estes has her own history with addiction involving food.  But dealing with that and studying the whole area of addiction made her much more able to deal with her rock musician husband – Tim – when he became addicted to heroin.  She details this in her book, I Married a Junkie. Tim is…

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Narcoland TV Star -Smoking Pot at 7-Thirty+Rehab Recovery Story-Jonathan Goyer

  Jonathan Goyer began his addiction journey with pot at age 7. He, like so many others, worked his way up to pretty much all drugs – heroin, coke, meth – you name it.  He lost his dad to an overdose and then his brother to complications from a drug overdose.  In 2013 he got…

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Recovered Meth Addict Awarded FBI Community Leadership Award

Ed Kressy was bullied and had many childhood issues. As a teen he became a meth addict for 11 years. Caught stealing and more, after being arrested, he was shown compassion by a caring police officer. But his addiction led to losing his job, he stole from his family and ended up rock bottom. Spirituality…

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Incredible Recovery After 15 Years Addicted to Nearly Every Drug

Drew’s addiction began before the 7th grade with prescription drugs for “ADHD”.  Add an abusive father, anger issues and add pot, meth, coke, ecstasy, Atavan, Zoloft and more. Drew’s story of recovery leaves no stone unturned. Now stably sober through the Narconon program, his whole family is closer together. He is now staff and knows…

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Jam Alker – RockStar Uses Music to Help in his Recovery

Jam Alker is a songwriter who spins his experiences into stories. These stories, told through music, often touch on life’s dark, gritty underbelly, without judgment or condemnation, but often with a message of hope. In his formative years on Chicago’s music scene, Jam played virtually every stage in the city, then toured the country. Though…

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Austin’s Story – A Wyoming Recovery And Healthy Baby

Austin is a husband and father living in rural Wyoming.  He was raised in a family struggling with addiction and while he swore he wouldn’t go down that road, ultimately he did end up addicted to drugs and alcohol.  He now has a wife and 4 year old daughter who miraculously survived her mother’s addiction….

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Tony Denison – Award Winning TV Star’s Road to Recovery

This episode is an interview with award winning actor Tony Denison – co-star of TNT’s #1 drama series “The Closer” and “Major Crimes”.  He describes how he overcame his battle with alcohol and cocaine and how he is now helping others become sober and stay sober. Tony has received a Prism Award by the Entertainment…

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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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