Meet Tim Lodgen, a 46-year-old Baltimore County resident with a story of resilience and redemption. A former sponsored skateboarder, US Marine, MMA fighter, and Jr. Olympic Boxer, Tim battled a 27-year-long struggle with bipolar disorder, alcohol and drug addiction, and multiple suicide attempts. In this gripping podcast narrative, Tim shares his journey from the highs of athleticism to the depths of addiction. The turning point came when a childhood friend intervened, saving him from a near-fatal moment in his basement. Tim's story is an intense exploration of strength, courage, and hope, revealing how he transformed his life. Tim, now a master carpenter, emphasizes the importance of support networks. His loving wife and three daughters stood by him through the darkest times, inspiring his triumphant comeback. Tim has become an advocate, sharing his story on over 104 recovery and sober podcasts, in 5 recovery magazines, and nationwide at schools, rehabs, fundraisers, and events. He is on a mission with non-profit organizations to raise awareness about mental health, addiction, PTSD, and suicide prevention among veterans and first responders. Tune in to hear Tim's compelling journey – a testament to the possibility of recovery and the transformative power of hope. Don't miss this episode that transcends challenges to celebrate the resilience of the human spirit. If you or someone you know is struggling, Tim's story is a beacon that no one is alone, and recovery is possible. HELP SUPPORT OUR FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION: DONATE HERE: PART OF THE GOOD NEWS PODCAST NETWORK. AUDIO VERSIONS OF ALL OUR EPISODES: CONTACT US: The Addiction Podcast - Point of No Return Intro and Outro music by: Decisions by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: Artist: #drugaddictionpodcast #alcoholaddiction #alternativetreatment #hopeforaddiction #helpforaddiction #newmaninterventions