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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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Former NFL Player Grant Feasel’s Tragic Story as told by his wife Cyndy

  Grant Feasel was a starting center and long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1992. During that time he suffered multiple traumas and used alcohol and drugs to dull the pain. This eventually led to his death. This interview with his wife Cyndy tells the battle they went through for years to deal…

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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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Kim’s Mathis’ Story – From “Dope Baby” to NFL Wife, Entrepreneur and Author

There have been several news articles printed about how addicted mothers give birth to addicted babies.  This podcast interview is from the viewpoint of the addicted baby.  Kim Mathis was born addicted and lacked all of the things we count on our mothers for because her mom was an addict.  However, it made her even…

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Cannon’s Story – 14 Rehabs, Many Challenges and Now Recovered

Parts of Cannon’s story mirror those of other recovered addicts that we’ve spoken to but it’s also different.  After going through 14 rehabs – including a wilderness rehab – and multiple felony indictments, Cannon finally found the Narconon program in Ojai California.  He’s not only clean and sober but helping others get that way and…

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Barbie Rivera – Pay Me $5K to Drug My Students?

About 29 years ago, a public school teacher told Barbie Rivera that her 6 year old son had a mental disorder and she needed to put him on a mind altering drug – Ritalin.  Barbie thought that was nutty as her son was very bright, normal and already bilingual. She started home schooling him now…

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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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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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