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Ascent (www.ascent.org) is broadcasting a new recovery podcast - one-on-one interviews with your host, Ascent founder Brian Bailys and industry leaders in recovery.

Every couple of weeks, we will feature a new guest talking to Brian about their recovery or mental health story, how they ended up where they are today and advice for listeners.

You can find the Rise2Recovery podcast at Ascent.org, iTunes, Stitcher and on SoberPodcasts.com.

Together, we can rise above addiction.

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Ascent (www.ascent.org) is broadcasting a new recovery podcast - one-on-one interviews with your host, Ascent founder Brian Bailys and industry leaders in recovery.

Every couple of weeks, we will feature a new guest talking to Brian about their recovery or mental health story, how they ended up where they are today and advice for listeners.

You can find the Rise2Recovery podcast at Ascent.org, iTunes, Stitcher and on SoberPodcasts.com.

Together, we can rise above addiction.

    Episode 20 – Zack Gudzan, Founder of CLTIVATE

    Episode 20 – Zack Gudzan, Founder of CLTIVATE

    CLTIVATE is a project Zack started in 2016, not really knowing what it would become. “My heart beats to help others find freedom from drug addiction and alcoholism – because I’ve been there,” Zack said. “Just following God one day at a time as I work to write curriculum and build a wilderness therapy program that will (hopefully) help a ton of people!”

    Zack is currently traveling the entire country to serve the recovery community, build this program, and figure out this crazy thing called life. He’s probably coming to a city near you soon!

    • 16 min
    Episode 19 – Lara Frazier, Marketing Director & Recovery Warrior

    Episode 19 – Lara Frazier, Marketing Director & Recovery Warrior

     



    Lara Frazier is a healer and truth-teller, a sobriety warrior, a speaker and a writer. She

    is a FIERCE believer in the power of owning our stories and is a strong advocate for

    addiction recovery. Lara shares a story of healing: in sobriety, through addiction, in life

    and love, and in all the other big huge moments of fear and magic that we rarely talk

    about, but we should.

    Lara Frazier lives in Tampa, Florida with her pig, Peaches. She received her MBA in

    Marketing and Global Business from Pepperdine University. After many years of working

    in the entertainment industry, Lara became addicted to prescription pills and left her

    career to seek help and find her truth.



    Lara has worked in the addiction recovery space for the last four years.  Lara was the

    Co-Founder and Vice President of one of the top publications for addiction & recovery

    content, AddictionUnscripted.Com, and helped implement the strategic direction of the

    company. Currently, Lara is the Director of Marketing for Spring Gardens Detox.

    Lara carries a powerful message to women in recovery about freedom, connection,

    empowerment, and healing. Lara continues to document her story of healing in the most

    authentic and vulnerable way she knows how; through her own eyes and with her whole

    heart.

    Find more at Instagram: @sillylara

    Website: http://www.larafrazier.com/

    • 18 min
    Episode 18 – Nadine Machkovech, Program Manager at RISE TOGETHER

    Episode 18 – Nadine Machkovech, Program Manager at RISE TOGETHER

     

    The Rise 2 Recovery podcast is back with a very special guest! Nadine Machkovech is an educator through story-telling and certified recovery coach in long-term recovery. As a scholar of addiction recovery, she helps to improve the recovery landscape for adolescents, especially young women, across the country.

    She is the Program Manager at RISE TOGETHER; a program that is progressively encouraging our youth to stand up for what they believe in, no matter what it is. Rise Together’s vision is to create a community where our youth are heard, loved, and inspired to live in hope. It is Nadine’s message of finding purpose, loving yourself & neighbor, having courage, and knowing what it means to be vulnerable that is making a long-lasting, positive difference, in individuals and throughout the community.

    Over the past 2 years she has been able to speak to 1,000’s of people across the nation in a variety of settings. In doing so, with her servant leadership and solid advocacy philosophy she has helped create social change while educating students, teachers, professionals, and peers on topics of substance use and misuse, mental health awareness, leadership, and the development of life skills.

    She carries this responsibility with a great amount of passion & purpose in hopes that these efforts will help to not only develop peer leaders but also help save the lives of our nation’s youth.

    • 34 min
    Episode 17 – Wayne and Kit Nix, Recovery Advocates

    Episode 17 – Wayne and Kit Nix, Recovery Advocates

    Episode 17 of the Rise2Recovery podcast features Wayne and Kit Nix sharing an emotional story about addiction, loss and the many challenges involved. Wayne and Kit have experienced the unfathomable damage that addiction causes as they lost both of their sons over the past eight months. They now hope that their story will help others struggling with the awful disease find their way out of the depths of addiction and into recovery. Listen here and on iTunes and Stitcher.

    • 33 min
    Episode 16 – Shannon Egan, Author and Recovery Advocate

    Episode 16 – Shannon Egan, Author and Recovery Advocate

     

    Shannon Egan is an author, an international recovery advocate, an award-winning grant writer, and a marketing and development consultant for addiction recovery organizations world-wide. Despite training as a journalist on humanitarian issues for the United Nations, Shannon prefers sharing her personal stories of addiction and recovery to infuse hope in those still struggling.

    • 18 min
    Episode 15 – Kevin Curtis, Founder of SoberMovement

    Episode 15 – Kevin Curtis, Founder of SoberMovement

    Kevin Curtis grew up in Santa Clarita, California. He struggled with the disease of addiction for many years before getting sober on December 12, 2011 and founding Sober Movement. Now, he loves volunteering and hosting sober events on the weekends for a youth recovery group in his hometown. Kevin also gives back through SoberMovement.com, a nonprofit that he co-founded for people in recovery. Kevin lives life to the fullest and embraces his sobriety, and Sober Movement was created to help others do the same. He joined us on the podcast to share how he overcame his addiction and what he is up to now.

    • 18 min

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