Ryan is the founding drummer of Maroon 5, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, and author of Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery. Over a decade after his departure from Maroon 5, Ryan shares an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at his journey from the highs of international superstardom to the depths of addiction, anxiety, chronic injury, and depression.
Harder to Breathe chronicles Ryan’s remarkable recovery and his transition from the music industry to professional counseling where he’s helped hundreds of clients overcome mental and physical health challenges.
We talk about:
The origin of Maroon 5
What it was really like to tour the world, win a Grammy and be a rock star
The pain of losing your identity
Why it’s hard to get help in high pressure jobs
Ryan’s recovery journey
Why alcohol seems to trump other addictions
How Ryan helps people in counseling
Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery (November 2022)
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