ep -53 with John Martin in Puerto Vallarta Mexico
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John and his beautiful wife Nancy made the move from Canada to Mexico just a couple of years ago and are now living the dream life in Puerto Vallarta where they recently opened a men's substance abuse treatment center, but life wasn’t always so good for John.
In this episode John tells us how he tried many times to get sober doing things his way, Johns way, until the last time more than 20 years ago when he finally found the solution to ending his drinking and drugging.
He tells us of what things were like for him growing up in a home where addiction and alcoholism was the norm. He swore that he would never become like his mother.
That all went out the window around the age of 19 when he started drinking which quickly led to drugging and John realized immediately that he had an addictive personality and it was going to be a problem. Soon after his intro to booze and drugs he began living a double life, married with kids and living a life of lies.
John shares with us how he crossed a line and no longer cared about the consequences he would face for the decisions he made as the addiction grew stronger. His then wife gave him an ultimatum and stated that if he relapsed again their marriage would be over and John walked out of the house and into addiction with no one looking over his shoulder.
He ended up losing his best friend and has buried another 40 - 50 people to addiction. He was so numbed out on drugs that he had no feelings.
Today he has rekindled his relationships with his children, his ex wife and was able to be there for his own mom as she was passing away as a sober woman later on in life. The gifts came back with sobriety.
When John got clean and sober for the last time more than twenty years ago he promised that when he was done with the 12 steps that he would then do them with someone else and since then he has helped hundreds of people go through the big book and live a life in recovery.
If you would like to know more about John and the incredible things he is involved in or the 90 day recovery program please check out their website at www.recoveryinparadisepv.com and if you find yourself in Puerto Vallarta please join them for their Sunday night English speaking meeting. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram
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