Stories Of Recovery: Buzz Aldrin

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin became one of the first humans to set foot on the moon. While this was and is still considered one of the most notable moments and greatest feats in human history, it was also a moment that made it difficult for Aldrin to readjust to life on Earth and lead him down a dangerous path.

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Stories Of Recovery: Macklemore

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage Macklemore, is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and one of the biggest names in commercial music over the past decade. But, before Macklemore was able to conquer the charts he had to overcome his substance abuse problems that plagued his early adult life.

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Stories Of Recovery: Ozzy Osbourne

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jul 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Ozzy Osbourne, the self-proclaimed “Prince of Darkness”, led one of the most successful heavy metal careers in music history. The total sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over 100 million. Osbourne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. He has been active in the music world since 1967, his longevity and success have earned him the informal title of “Godfather of Heavy Metal”.

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Stories of Recovery: Dennis Rodman

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jun 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

Dennis Rodman is widely considered one of the most fierce and aggressive re-bounders and defensive players in NBA history. He was on the famous Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls team that won three consecutive NBA championships. His persistence is what led to him becoming a great player in the NBA. This same persistence has helped him work to overcome struggles that he has faced off the court since retiring.

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Stories Of Recovery: David crosby

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jun 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

“There’s only four answers if you get really, really strung out—you die, or you go into a mental institution, or you go to prison, or you quit." - The Observer

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Stories Of Recovery: Tim McGraw

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Tim McGraw is undoubtedly one of the biggest names in country music, and in the music industry in general. He has recorded and released over a dozen albums and sold millions and millions of records worldwide. Despite his fame and success, McGraw still struggled with issues related to alcohol. While it started as a simple way to calm his nerves on stage it eventually spiraled into something that scared him.

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Stories of recovery: Brad Pitt

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Brad Pitt is hard to avoid. He has starred and been featured in a number of movies during his time in Hollywood, including everything from romances, to cult classics, to crime thrillers, to dramas. His performances have garnered him numerous awards and nominations. As of 2019, Pitt has been nominated for 148 acting awards and won 61, including an Academy Award and multiple Golden Globe Awards.

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Stories of Recovery: Brett Farve

Posted by Joe Gilmore on May 20, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Brett Favre is a 20-year veteran of the NFL and played for four teams during his career. Favre was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, complete 6,000 passes and attempt 10,000 passes. He is a Superbowl champion and when he ended his career he was the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and quarterback wins. But before he could accomplish these feats, Favre had to conquer one of his most difficult problems: addiction.

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Eminem Celebrates 11 Years of Sobriety

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Apr 23, 2019 12:36:06 PM
 

Hip-hop legend Eminem recently celebrated a sober milestone on social media by sharing his 11 year medallion. The medallion,  a chip given out by Alcoholics Anonymous, is meant to signify the anniversary of the rapper's decision to get sober and stay committed to his recovery after struggling for so many years. 

 

The star has been open about his struggles with addiction to prescription painkillers and has spoken in-depth about what it took to get back on the path of wellness. Thankfully, Eminem lived to tell his story and now inspires others to overcome their demons. To understand the story of Eminem, we must start with the story of Marshall Mathers. 

 

"Yeah, it's been a ride

I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one

Now some of you might still be in that place

If you're tryin' to get out, just follow me

I'll get you there."

 

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Stories of Recovery: Samuel Jackson

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Feb 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM
 

Before his cold-eyed and swaggering appearance in 1994’s Pulp Fiction, Samuel Jackson was a 44-year-old stage actor in New York. Well regarded in local theater circles, Jackson took up multiple important roles in August Wilson plays that never materialized into Broadway. Despite his early successes however, the actor struggled with addiction to substances such as alcohol and crack cocaine. 

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