Addiction and Recovery: A How to Guide | Shawn Kingsbury | TEDxUIdaho

Shawn, a promising athlete, took a turn towards alcohol and drugs. After 18 years of addiction, jail, detox, and treatment facilities, he found sobriety. Shawn began rebuilding his life. In an effort to bring help to others who were struggling, he founded a Pura Vida Recovery (PVR), an active sober community. In two short years, PVR has changed the landscape of recovery in Spokane, welcoming over 400 addicts walk through the front doors that display the organization’s motto, “Fit for change, Fit for life.”

Shawn, a promising athlete, took a turn towards alcohol and drugs. After 18 years of addiction, jail, detox, and treatment facilities, he found sobriety. Shawn began rebuilding his life. In an effort to bring help to others who were struggling, he founded a Pura Vida Recovery (PVR), an active sober community. In two short years, PVR has changed the landscape of recovery in Spokane, welcoming over 400 addicts walk through the front doors that display the organization’s motto, “Fit for change, Fit for life.”

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Comments

hal warner says:

Please stand still , I am getting sea sick watching you walk in a circle.

JusHanginAroun says:

thanks

daft rooms says:

What a queer . someone get that man a drink. never give up and never quit

TheJojo01902 says:

Thanks for this message, Shawn – very encouraging.

DrKate L. says:

What a great program! Connection, community, compassion make up a powerful trio for long-term recovery.

Predator says:

Oh its the Rock

Tomas Bartninkas says:

This is the most blunt and plain TED i have seen

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