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Rooted Recovery Stories

Welcome to the Recovery Stories podcast, bringing you stories of hope, healing & triumph over the bondage of addictions, mental health struggles, trauma & dysfunctional family systems. Our courageous storytellers have chosen to live their journey out loud in order to show others that they don’t have to suffer in silence. The stories you will hear are raw, real and may involve graphic and triggering content. This podcast is brought to you by Promises Behavioral Health’s Rooted Alumni Community.

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Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 85

Lauren Alaina

Multi-platinum selling singer song writer, actress and author, Lauren Alaina, opens up about the obstacles she’s overcome in her career and how excited she is to get out on tour and share her new album Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World with all of her fans. No matter who you are, life has brought new hurtles to our entire world over the past few years. The music and entertainment business has been at the forefront of industries shaken by the pandemic. But Lauren is a fighter, survivor, and hard worker. She shares how surprised she was when this was acknowledged during her recent set at the Grand Ole Opry where Trisha Yearwood stopped the show to present her with the invitation to become a member of the Opry – a most prestigious honor in country music.

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 84

Dr. Robert Weiss

Dr. Weiss shares his story recovery from trauma, sex addiction & intimacy disorder. He also shares valuable insight into the current state of human development in this generation as it relates to families and the prevalence of intergenerational trauma.

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 83

Dr. Robert Weiss

Dr. Weiss shares his story recovery from trauma, sex addiction & intimacy disorder. He also shares valuable insight into the current state of human development in this generation as it relates to families and the prevalence of intergenerational trauma.

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 82

Patrick Custer

The seats have been swapped and roles reversed for this special episode. Guest host, Erica Frances from WKRN News 2, joins the show to interview show host, Patrick Custer, about his journey fighting for his life through brain tumor diagnosis, surgeries, and subsequent medical complications. This is a story of hope, perseverance and resilience that will resonate with anyone needing encouragement – or just wanting to hear a bizarre story!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 81

Dr. Ivan Stoev

We are talking to Dr. Ivan Stoev, the Neurosurgeon who helped our storyteller from last week, Victoria, begin her sudden journey to healing. Dr. Stoev shares from his perspective about what makes Victoria’s case unique in addition to the remarkable adversities he overcame in order to help save her life today!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 80

Victoria Phillips

Can you imagine being states away from home, on a different continent from your family, when the sudden onset of acute-unknown symptoms force you into the emergency room for the first time in your life. You’re young, athletic and have every reason to believe you’re perfectly healthy. But within 24-hours of being admitted to the hospital, you’re in the operating room for brain surgery. This is just the beginning of Victoria’s journey enduring Chiari malformation and fighting a medulloblastoma brain tumor. Tune in to hear her story of hope and resilience!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 79

Darice Spackman

Darice shares her journey of how a life-altering accident forced her to approach life differently. She says that perseverance and a positive perspective was essential for surviving through her pain. However, when it began interfering with her quality of life, ability to show up as a mother and perform at her job, she knew it was time to get help. Tune in to find out about Darice’s special tie to the healing she finally received and how her story ultimately unfolded!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 78

Mike Marjama

Mike Marjama, former Major League Baseball player for the Seattle Mariners, shares his life’s story with host, Patrick Custer, and how he once struggled with disordered eating that threatened his ability to play the sport he loves.

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 77

Daniel Henderson

National recovery coach and speaker on addiction, mental heath & traumatic brain injury, and founder of the non-profit Recover Wisely, Daniel Henderson, shares about finding hope and recovery just a few years before a severe hiking accident left his life hanging in the balance.

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 76

Ashley Hampton

Trauma survivor, LGBTQIA advocate & licensed mental health therapist, Ashley Hampton, shares her story of healing and trauma recovery from the spiritual abuse she experienced as a result of being raised in a high-control religious movement that she and many other ex-members have since identified as a cult.

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Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 75

Jeremy Jackson (part 2)

Tune in for part 2 of Jeremy Jackson’s story!

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Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 74

Jeremy Jackson (part 1)

From starring in Baywatch & multiple reality TV shows to the fashion world of endorsement and show-hosting, making his own music and touring the country and now most importantly being an advocate and person in long-term recovery, our guest today, Jeremy Jackson, has just about done it all!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 73

Jody McBrayer

Grammy nominated and Dove award winning gospel music artist, Jody McBrayer shares his journey through mental health struggles and trauma to finding hope & healing through his faith and professional mental health services.

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 72

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas shares his journey through trauma, addiction to a life of authenticity, hope & recovery!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 71

David Hampton

Recovery Coach, musician & public speaker, David Hampton, CPRC, shares his journey through addiction to a life of authenticity, hope & recovery!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 70

Dawn Nickel

Dawn Nickel, Founder of SHE RECOVERS® Foundation, is a thought leader in the women’s recovery sphere as well as an accomplished leader, dedicated researcher, and visionary in the recovery moment.

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 69

Courtney Grimes

Psychotherapist, person in long-term eating disorder recovery & recovery advocate, Courtney Grimes, LCSW, shares about her journey through trauma and process addiction to a life of authenticity, hope & recovery!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 68

Sean Brock

Celebrity chef, former TV host, New York Times Best-Selling Author & recovery advocate shares about his journey through trauma and addiction to a life of authenticity, hope & recovery!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 67

Braunwyn Windham-Burke

Former actress on Bravo’s Housewive’s of the OC, mother of 7, activist & recovery advocate shares how her journey through trauma, many episodes of addiction, life on TV, a huge family dynamic shift, asking for help and getting second chances has brought her to a life of authenticity, hope & recovery!

Rooted Recovery Stories Episode 66

Duke Rumely

Jordan Thomas shares his journey through trauma, addiction to a life of authenticity, hope & recovery!

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