Hi! My name is Brandon Lee - a 5x Emmy Award winning news anchor and recovering addict. I celebrated 10 years of sobriety on 2-22-2020. This podcast is all about people who have suffered addiction & share their experience, strength, and hope. I talk about child sex abuse, drug addiction, sex addiction, and trauma. It's my belief that untreated trauma is the gateway to addiction. We don't hold back. We all speak our truth. Raw & unfiltered! This podcast is designed to give hope to those who are hurting.
Becoming An Alcoholic At 40, Why It's Never Too Late To Start Over
Most people will experience trauma by the age of 10. Childhood trauma impacts the way our brains are formed. Sometimes, we don't even realize as adults that early childhood trauma is impacting our poor life decisions. Our wiring is off because of unhealed trauma. It may derail us in our teens, or like Kimberly who became an alcoholic at age 40. Its an incredible story about a registered nurse and sobriety coach who is now able to help others trying to heal from their trauma at Soul Surgery Rehab in Scottsdale, AZ. Need Help? Call: 866-223-9470
From Surviving Childhood Trauma To Creating A Healing Center
Tim Westbrook is the founder, owner, and CEO of Camelback Recovery in Phoenix, AZ. He talks about childhood trauma which led him to a life of booze and drugs. From multiple blackouts, losing jobs and relationships, Tim was able to rebuild his life by creating a solid foundation in a 12-Step program. Now, he's helping other addicts heal from their trauma by creating an incredible program that focuses on structured sober living, outpatient & PHP treatment programs. This is Tim's incredible story of hope!
From A Life In Prison To Helping Others Get Sober
This is an incredibly powerful podcast about a guy who experienced severe childhood trauma that led him down a dark path of self destruction with drugs. Steven Ayers speaks about his childhood trauma publicly for the first *ever. He was molested as a child. He carried that burden his whole life... until now. His path led him to serve time in prison. He says prison saved his life. Now he's helping other guys in recovery get sober.
How Childhood Trauma Leads To Addiction
In this episode you will meet Ian Day. Ian gives an incredible testimony about how recovery has not only saved his life, but it's allowed him to create a life he truly never thought was possible. He talks about childhood bullying and child sex abuse that he experienced. He also talks about his time in jail and how that became an opportunity to get sober. At one point in his life he lost custody of his son, but his story is proof that if we focus on healing ourselves our lives will only get better. In fact, he ended up getting back full custody about a year after staying sober. It's a powerful story of how AA/12 Step Programs have given him a new lease on life!
The Power Of Psychedelics In Healing Trauma
This might be the most "controversial" podcast episode I have ever done and I have never been more excited to talk about the science of psychedelics and the important studies being done right now to help people heal from trauma. We are talking about microdosing with the nations leading researcher on the subject, Dr Sue Sisley. Dr Sisley was the nations leading researcher on cannabis in the early 2000's and now she has DEA approval to grow mushrooms and conduct studies on veterans who've suffered from trauma. Her research could lead to a major breakthrough in helping addicts heal from the trauma that got them addicted to substances to numb it all out.
Meth At Age 11: Overcoming Childhood Trauma Leads To Helping Others
Patrick Legenzoff is known as the "Sober Investor". His story is one of the most powerful I have ever heard. He grew up in a broken home. His mother was a drug addict and also the neighborhood drug dealer. He tried marijuana at age 10. He took a hit of meth at age 11. He, too, began slinging drugs and became a criminal before the age of 18. How did Patrick break the cycle of trauma & addiction? Does he have a relationship with his mother? How did he turn his life around to become an entrepreneur and an incredibly successful investor? Patrick owns 10 sober livings and a treatment center, Solutions of Sobriety. He drops some wisdom in this episode!
We all have a journey and it might be different but it has similar rocks on the path.
This podcast has been the most relatable thing I’ve ever come across. I’ve been able to use it to connect to things on my own journey and try my best to heal.
I totally relate to your story
I really appreciated your first show and look forward to hearing more. It was very inspiring. I started podcasting myself but was struggling to find a topic to talk about and you have given me the strength and courage to talk about my story. Congratulations on 9 years sober; I just passed my first year. God bless you and I’ll “keep coming back” 😀
Brandon is so inspiring to all walks of life. His life mission to bring hope to those who are hopeless, prove that ex-addicts can overcome their addiction and shine a light on the fact that they should not be judged by their past is truly awe inspiring! Love Brandon Lee! #breakthestigma