From Football Royalty, to Addict, to Recovery Pro


In Episode 38, Tim talks about his journey from being a college football star to becoming an addict, then a man of faith, and ultimately a recovery industry professional. Sharing his recovery story has had a drastic impact on his life, in that he is able to inspire someone to never lose faith.

From Football Royalty, to Addict, to Recovery Pro

American Addiction Centers (AAC) presents “Far From Finished,” a weekly podcast that shares the real-life stories of people who survived addiction to thrive in recovery. In Episode 38, Tim talks about how he was a walk-on for the football team at the University of Pittsburgh. He had it all — he flew on commercial jets, stayed at nice hotels and the team’s games were featured on major tv networks. Once he graduated he felt there was a huge void in his life. Looking to fill that missing void, Tim found solace in bodybuilding. However, it was the bodybuilding lifestyle that led to the beginning stages of his addiction. Tim was introduced to a substance called GHB, a teaspoon of which is the equivalent of drinking three or four beers. Ultimately, Tim began to take GHB every couple of hours in conjunction with cocaine. Raised Catholic, one of the things that ties Tim’s story together with the aftermath of his sobriety is his faith. With the help of a pastor and his strong belief in a higher power, Tim was able to self-detox and overcome his addiction. Once again focused thanks to his faith, Tim now works in the addiction/recovery industry using his business acumen to help impact the community.

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