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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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Marianne Perez – A Mother Who Never Gave Up

In 2002, Marianne Skolek Perez’s daughter Jill died at the age of 29 after being prescribed OxyContin for back pain. As a nurse employed at a large medical center, Marianne wanted answers. Her research led her to Purdue Pharma and the FDA’s involvement in a growing epidemic. Marianne continues to work with government agencies and…

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Drug Addicted Brothers – Different Paths – One Drug Related Death

An interview with Cannon Bonar, a recovered addict who took one path to sobriety at Narconon Ojai. Unfortunately that is not true for his brother, Adrian.  Adrian was tragically killed in a drug related incident.  He was an Army veteran and deserved better.  Another sad warning to get help now for your friends, family or…

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Kathleen Pooler – Author, Wife and Mother Caught Up in Alcoholic Family- Her Story

Kathleen Pooler, a retired family nurse practitioner, left her husband due to his heavy drinking, believing this would protect her children.  However, the cycle of alcohol abuse was repeated in her family.  Her message is one of hope and recovery. Her new book is now published, “Just the Way He Walked”, and hopefully will provide…

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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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Branislav’s Letter to His Addicted Mother

  Branislav Jankic’s story is not so much about his addiction as it is about him dealing with his mother’s addiction to drugs and alcohol.  When his mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to tell her everything that he had experienced as a result of her addiction but he found that the best…

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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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