Homeless and Hooked On Heroin: AZ Man Now Helps Others Get Sober
A powerful testimony about hitting rock bottom and rebuilding a new life. Daren was born into this world to a heroin addicted mother. He spent his first 3 months of life in the hospital, on oxygen, already suffering withdrawals. He eventually became a cocaine and heroin addict as an adult. Homeless - living in motels and trailers - his near death experience finally got him to get clean. Daren is now part of the leadership team at Community Bridges where their motto is never turning someone away even if they have no money.
Child Suicide: A Father Turns Heartbreak Into Purpose
Losing a child to suicide has to be the worst thing any parent could ever suffer. It happened to Roy. His daughter suffered mental illness and tragically took her own life. The reality is this: the CDC says 1 in 4 young adults contemplates suicide. That's magnified during the pandemic. Roy has turned his heartbreak into his purpose. He's on the board at Sabino Recovery in Tucson, and he sat down with me to share his story.
From Teen Addict To Founder Of Treatment Center
Estil Wallace Is the founder of Cornerstone Healing Center In Scottsdale, Arizona. Estil Is a recovered addict. He started drinking beer and smoking when he was about 8 years old. By the age of 16 he was drinking daily. He didn't even graduate from Arcadia High School because he was a blackout drinker at age 17. How did he get his life on the right path? How did recovery lead him to life he never thought Imaginable? This Is a story of hope for those who are looking for ways to navigate out of their rock bottom.
How To Survive A Pandemic (without losing your s*#!)
The pandemic is having a huge impact on people's mental health. Depression, anxiety, food, alcohol, and drugs. People are numbing themselves to cope. Last week the CDC reported more than 81,000 drug overdose deaths in the 12 months, making it the highest number ever recorded in a one-year period. So, what can we do to survive? How can we help those who are suffering right now? Dr. Wilson, Chief Medical Officer at Sabino Recovery In Tucson, delivers some powerful wisdom in these tough times.
Former Addict Now Helps Others Get Sober
Ryan Young is the Admissions Director at one of the country's premiere treatment centers - Sabino Recovery - that focuses on treating trauma through the advancements of science: EMDR, Equine Therapy, Brain Mapping, and so much more. His story is powerful. He grew up in beautiful Orange County. But, he just couldn't quit drinking & partying. Every time he drank, he would black out. Now, after multiple visits to rehab and a few relapses, he's on the leadership team at Sabino Recovery helping so many people heal from their trauma.
Former Congressional Candidate Relapses On Heroin
Chris Taylor is a former congressional candidate in Arizona who relapsed on heroin just months before the election. He pulled out of the race to focus on his recovery. He's also a combat veteran who specialized in psychological warfare. He suffered PTSD after multiple deployments. Sadly, he and his wife lost a child as well. That untreated trauma eventually surfaced and it ended with Chris almost dying from a relapse. He explains how this relapse has changed his life in the best way. In fact, he calls it a blessing. Now 10 months sober, her shares his experience, strength & hope.
Heroin Addict Builds New Life After Treatment
Sean grew up with wonderful parents who worked as first responders. He was always taught right from wrong. He never suffered any severe trauma as a child, but he did feel like he didn't belong. He got hooked on pain pills which eventually led him down a dark road to heroin. He was near death in the hospital. His parents refused to see him until he committed to treatment. After about a dozen stops at treatment centers, Sean finally found Calvary Healing Center in Arizona. Its that program that saved his life and set him up for long term success in recovery. He explains how he got sober and is staying sober.
Recovered Addict Builds Premiere Treatment Center
Thomas Isbell is a recovered addict with a powerful, personal story about addiction and recovery. Thomas is now the owner of Sabino Recovery in Arizona. Its a treatment center that focuses on healing trauma & addiction. Treatment plans are developed around the specific needs of each resident. There are no “treatment tracks,” which means each resident’s treatment plan is developed after the person arrives. In addition, progress is closely monitored and the multi-disciplinary team makes real-time adjustments based on the resident’s needs. Sabino Recovery is a treatment program shaped by the latest research in neuroscience. Every therapeutic modality they employ is informed by what they know about the brain. They support healing through leveraging therapies which boost neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural pathways. Additionally, they offer QEEG Brain Mapping – a powerful tool which measures the electrical function of the brain, providing data to prioritize and optimize treatment. Based on the data provided by brain mapping, they also offer neurofeedback and biofeedback.
After Multiple Relapses, Former Addict Rebuilds A New Life
Every one of us has a different path on our road to recovery. No one path is better than another. Each person has their own journey. Jeff admits he was a violent kid who had a lot of anger issues. Eventually it led him down a destructive path with drugs that included heroin. He had 5 years of sobriety, then relapsed. After his last relapse, he knew he had to do something different. He chose the recovery program at Cornerstone Healing Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. He says that program helped change his life forever. Jeff says something is different this time. Listen to his full story here.