Pain Pills to Heroin: Finding A Way To Recover
We need to understand that abusing prescription pain pills is the reason why we have the heroin epidemic in this country. If you ask any heroin addict how did it all begin, they will almost certainly tell you it started with a prescription to pain pills, and when the pills were gone they sought out a cheaper drug: heroin. Sead is a former heroin addict who shares his story of recovery. Not only is he sober, but he's an executive at Cornerstone Healing Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Matt Miller: An Athlete Survives Addiction
Matt Miller was a stellar athlete who played baseball. A hiking adventure turned into a life or death situation that changed Matt's life. He lost his fingers and toes. He thought he lost everything and had nothing to live for. His life spiraled into the dark world of meth addiction. Now, he's not only sober, but he's helping others find their purpose in life. It's a truly inspiring story.
After Multiple Relapses, Leah Helps Others Get Sober
Leah is the example to never give up on yourself no matter how many times you stumble. The reality is that most recovered addicts have relapsed. Many 12 step programs like to preach that "relapse doesn't have to be part of your story", but the reality is that it is most peoples' story. Why is there shame around relapse? Why do we "look down" on those who continue to relapse? Leah gives a powerful testimony for those who've been knocked down and are afraid to ask for help.
Rehab At Age 13
Jeremy has a story like I've never heard before. He went to treatment at age 13. He didn't stay sober at that age, but the seed was planted early on, that there was a better way to live. He eventually got into hardcore drugs as a young adult. That led him to live on the streets. Now, Jeremy is sober and works in the treatment industry at Community Bridges in Phoenix, where he helps addicts get clean.
Former Sergeant Suffers PTSD After Shooting, Becomes Alcoholic
Keith is a former Sergeant with the Riverside County Sheriff's Dept. He and his partner were chasing after a violent suspect. The suspect fired 5 rounds hitting and killing Keith's partner. Keith suffered PTSD after that shooting and it led him down a destructive path with alcohol. He has chosen a life of sobriety and wrote a book called "From Sorrow to Amazing Grace". He talks about what his life looks like today, now that he's given up the booze.
After 17 Rehabs, Arizona Man Now Helps Others Get Sober
Bobby is THE example that the road to recovery doesn't haven't to be perfect. It doesn't always look pretty. It doesn't have to. Bobby tried to get sober 17 times before it finally clicked for him. He never gave up even though some people in his life began to doubt him. His story is powerful and every person who has relapsed or those who have lost hope should listen to this podcast. He is an example that we can all rebuild our lives no matter what.
From Homeless Drug User to Saving Lives As COO Of A Valley Recovery Center
Wow. One of the most powerful podcasts I have ever recorded. Marcus was an angry young man. As a young boy who grew up without a biological father, his life went down a dark path. He became homeless hooked on drugs. He eventually landed in Phoenix to sling drugs. Now, years sober, he's the Chief Operating Officer of a Valley recovery center, Cornerstone Healing Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Lots of wisdom shared on this pod!
Pills, Heroin, Homeless While Pregnant: A Story Of Recovery & Redemption
Wow. One of the most powerful stories I've told thus far. Megan is *the* example that no matter how far down the scale we fall, there is always hope for a better life. Born into this world with two addictive parents: Mom hooked on meth, Dad in prison. Megan followed in their footsteps. Pills led to heroin. Her partner took his own life. She was pregnant. Homeless. Sleeping in motels on the side of the freeway. Now, she's not only sober, she helps other addicts get clean by working at an incredible treatment program in Arizona, Calvary Healing Center. She gets it. And, now, she's giving others reason to hope.
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.