Brandon’s early years were stamped indelibly through early family turmoil juxtaposed against his incredible and clearly God given skateboarding talents. Brandon’s rare and exceptional life fueled his self-described superiority complex; which turned out to be quite the perilous mix for this budding addict and alcoholic.
In this episode we pick up right where we left off; with our guest in the middle of a crisis. His foster parents are worried he’s attending “too many” recovery meetings and is using them as an escape; that if he wishes to stay at their home he’s to be on a strict meeting allowance of two per week. These meetings are our man’s lifeline to sobriety and recovery; yet he isn’t particularly keen, as you might imagine, on the prospect of being homeless either.
You’ll notice a number of elements typically included in the podcast conspicuously absent from this week’s and next week’s episodes. Most evident perhaps, is you will never hear our guest’s name uttered even once – a condition I only learned of moments before the interview began.
Christopher had chance encounter with the “seen it all before in triplicate” detox nurse. She asked him to promise to show up for treatment. The next day, Christopher showed up – which turned out to be the first day of the rest of his life. Listen Up.
Christopher’s life was nearly over before it really even began. He suffered a traumatic accident while riding on the back of a Harley with his alcoholic father, whom would nearly end up killing his mother in another drunken accident a few short months later.
Laura’s story provides instructive insight into hitting a bottom in recovery. With over 4 years of continuous sobriety; Laura shares how she not only recovered from alcoholism, but also from the trauma of being an adult child of an alcoholic.
Amber had enough. Bedeviled by the throws of addiction, she shares how divine intervention compelled her to do something she would have never imagined – attend a local recovery meeting. Amber describes how one meeting was the beginning of a profound spiritual awakening, and continues to be a guiding force in Amber’s twelve years of continuous sobriety.
Author of “Can’t Keep a Sober Girl Down” and active member of her recovery community, Amber shares what her early life was like. She discusses how addiction and alcoholism gripped her family life before the disease took aim at her own life.
This week we bring you the first ever Game Show in the history of The Way Out Podcast.
This week; with a heart over filleth with gratitude and joy I bring you a show featuring the incomparable Omar Pinto from the Shair Podcast.