Kicking Addiction Is Not a Matter of Willpower

March 15, 2022
Hosted by Zachary Crouch

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Episode Description

In this episode, host Michael Walsh talks to former pro football player Randy Grimes about his illustrious career playing football through college, his time with the Buccaneers, and finding recovery. Learn Randy's story and what he has to say about recovery as a pro athlete, maintaining the self in recovery, what it was like playing football when painkillers and benzos were a very common part of the sport experience, and exemplifying the hope of recovery to those who have a similar story. --- If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs, get in touch with a recovery specialist 24/7 at Landmark Recovery. Call 888-448-0302 and find a treatment center near you: To find out more about Randy Grimes and his initiatives toward rescuing pro athletes from the jaws of addiction, check out his website here: --- Show Notes: [0:54] Who is Randy Grimes? [5:50] "I was willing to do whatever I could to stay out on the field." [10:00] "It's a job, not a game." [13:19] Benzo withdrawals [21:17] Maintaining the self in recovery [26:20] "Crawling through the door that night was the hardest thing that I ever did." [34:00] Healing the family [39:20] "Each person that sees you can see the hope of recovery."

Landmark Recovery Podcast

Tuesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Landmark Recovery Podcast is the premier podcast discussing addiction, recovery, and sobriety. We talk with experts to dispel myths about what addiction is and isn’t. We hear from recovering addicts who share their stories of rock bottom, rehab, and relapse. We also tackle difficult topics like trauma, the chaos of active addiction, and how it affects our families and communities. But our favorite topic? Hope. The podcast is a production of Landmark Recovery, a rapidly growing network of local drug and alcohol rehab centers providing high quality, and affordable, clinical treatment. With the mission to unlock human potential, Landmark is committed to helping individuals live beyond their addiction.

Zachary Crouch

Zachary Crouch is the National Business Development Manager and former administrator for Landmark Recovery, a Louisville based residential program for drug and alcohol treatment. His background in the treatment field as a counselor includes work with the adolescent, adult and family population. Additionally, he also operated the acute medical detoxification unit for Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville. Zachary graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009.

Episode Directory

March 2022

  • 3/29/2022: Maintaining a Joyful Outlook Listen Now
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