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Project Recovery

TV personality Casey Scott has taken the first step. He is confronting his addiction. Now what? Join Casey on his journey to become a better person, one day at a time, new from KSL Podcasts. With the expert help of licensed psychologist, Dr. Matt Woolley, Casey's struggle may remind you of your own. Whether you're addicted to alcohol, drugs, social media or pornography- this podcast won't make you stop. That's up to you. But if you want help, or you want to help someone you love, subscribe for free to Project Recovery wherever you get your podcasts.
May 10, 2022

Curtis G. Marsh on what it took for him to rise above the chaos

Curtis G. Marsh (President of Capital Growth Management Inc.) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to talk about Curtis's upbringing in Utah and how the idea of being forced to be a perfect person laid the framework for addiction to flourish once he became successful at a very ...   (54:13)
May 3, 2022

Frank Jameson explains his state of mind that freed him from his addiction

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Frank Jameson (Executive Director - SOAR) to talk about how moving to Sun Valley, a small town in Idaho as a kid, helped shape his party persona as he got older. Then we talk about how moving back to California to attend USC pushed...   (01:03:16)
April 26, 2022

Casey Scott is coming back to TV

Casey Scott is flying solo for this week's episode and he opens up about how his recovery has helped him give back to the recovery community, as well as the announcement that Casey is going to be coming back to TVs in the mornings for the next month. Tune into KSL in the morning...   (18:32)
April 19, 2022

Portia Louder opens up about overcoming addicting and prison to find redemption in life

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Portia Louder to learn about her childhood growing up in a small town in southern Utah, how having a child as a teenager made a major impact on her personal development, and becoming physically addicted to pain pills in her early twe...   (01:12:55)
April 12, 2022

Reboot: How a drunk driver changed Sarah Frei's life forever

As more listeners come to the podcast, we want to introduce them to stories that they might not have heard yet. That's why we want to retell a story that impacted us more than we could have ever imagined... In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by S...   (01:11:39)
April 5, 2022

How Al-Anon equipped Miriam S with the tools to cope with a loved one's addiction

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Miriam S.(PI Coordinator - Al-Anon) to talk about growing up with a loved one who was suffering from drug addiction, how her first experience with Al-Anon completely shocked her, and the role that faith plays in developing tools that...   (49:58)
March 29, 2022

Leroy "Big Budha" Teo opens up about his struggles with mental health throughout the years

Leroy "Big Budha" Teo (Utah Media Personality) joins the show to open up about how physical and emotional trauma he experienced growing up had a severe impact on his mental health, the source of his fearlessness, and the moment he attempted to take his own life after suffering fr...   (01:11:24)
March 22, 2022

Every moment is a chance to start again with Rob Woolsey

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Rob Woolsey to share how adrenaline became his first addiction at an early age, experimenting with heavy drugs all throughout high school, and the moment he decided to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sain...   (01:06:20)
March 15, 2022

Becky Tuttle opens up about some of her darkest moments during her experience with alcohol abuse

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Becky Tuttle to talk about a horrible first night of trying alcohol when she was a teenager, her experience working with troubled youth during college, and her struggles with alcohol during her early twenties. Then Becky opens up ab...   (01:16:51)
March 8, 2022

Aimee Clements-Hadfield opens about the amazing work that she is doing with Hearten House

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Aimee Clements-Hadfield (Hearten House) to talk about growing up being the pseudo-mom in a family that suffered from addiction, how she learned about disease models while attending family therapy, and when she...   (59:09)
February 22, 2022

Smith Alley opens up about why it's time to stand up against bullying and harassment

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Smith Alley (the Live Life Bigger foundation) again to talk about how bullying pushed him into depression, why he decided to turn towards pornography to mask the pain of the mental health problems he was dealing with, and his perspec...   (53:08)
February 15, 2022

Randy Palmer shares how addiction has helped him find his passion for helping others

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Randy Palmer (Owner of Family Council Recovery) to talk about how a normal and consistent childhood took a turn for the worst once he began to experience anxiety attacks. Randy opens up about how a tooth surg...   (01:03:50)
February 8, 2022

Kristina Bradford opens up about how abuse and addiction has shaped her life throughout the years

In this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Kristina Bradford to talk about the struggles that she overcame as a teenager after getting kicked out of her house, how she began to abuse heavy drugs to cope with the pain she was feeling, and some of the ways that her ch...   (01:03:49)
February 1, 2022

Sam Wellman describes how alcohol abuse became part of his daily routine

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Sam Wellman(Fit To Recover) to talk about his experience with experimenting with substances during college, why getting blackout drunk became a routine for him, and how his addiction sent him down a spiral int...   (01:04:20)
January 25, 2022

Debbie Nelson talks about the impact that amino acid treatment made on recovery from addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Debbie Nelson(Marketing and PR Specialist at Maple Mountain) to talk about how previous trauma in her life led her to begin abusing Adderall and alcohol to help cope with the pain, how her substance abuse ulti...   (56:25)
January 18, 2022

Exploring the dark side of substance abuse with Cameron Jackson

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Cameron Jackson (Podcast Host - The Other Side of Hell) to talk about how smoking a cigarette at twelve years old introduced him to the darker side of substances, his experience with his on-and-off marijuana...   (55:32)
January 11, 2022

Whitney Cordova shares her journey out of addiction and the role Action Recovery Group played in her recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott is joined by Whitney Cordova (Action Recovery Group) to talk about having a pretty normal childhood growing up in Ogden, UT but experimenting with alcohol at 12 years old. She also opens up about getting addicted to Oxycodone after suffering a ...   (39:56)
January 4, 2022

The shocking experiences that led Casey Tucker to a life of addiction and mental illness

In this week's episode, we revisit one of Project Recovery's most powerful episodes featuring Casey Tucker. Casey talks about how physical and mental abuse as a child eventually led him to hang out with the wrong crowd, taking drugs as a teenager, getting sent to a youth correct...   (58:29)
December 28, 2021

Being a better you in the new year

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley discuss the ways they prefer to look at change and how it relates to ourselves as the new year approaches.  Casey talks about being a better you instead of a new you, and Matt discusses why he doesn't like when people use...   (36:05)
December 21, 2021

Stephanie Ross reveals her emotional journey to a 10-year recovery

This week, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by guest Stephanie Ross who has been in recovery for 10 years.  Stephanie's story covers her upbringing that and her addiction at an early age up to and past the passing of her mother which ultimately lead to her successful...   (58:05)
December 14, 2021

Jim Morgan opens up about spending years trying to outrun his addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jim Morgan(Action Tech at Action Recovery Group) to talk about his first experience with alcohol to try and fit in with new friends after he moved to Ogden at twelve years old, being unable to stop drinking on...   (01:03:07)
December 7, 2021

Jordan Burningham opens up about his life of addiction and Diamond Tree Recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jordan Burningham(Owner/Executive Director of Diamond Tree Recovery) to talk about how his mental health began to deteriorate following a basketball injury while he was in high school, his decision to abuse pa...   (50:54)
November 30, 2021

Casey's NC trip, mental health statistics during the pandemic, and the rise of telemedicine

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about Casey's recent trip to North Carolina, getting asked whether or not he could have a beer during his trip, and what he's learned that has helped him throughout his recovery over the past couple of years. Then we ...   (36:54)
November 23, 2021

Non-traditional options to treat mental illness with Dr. Howard Weeks

In this week's episode, Dr. Matt Woolley is joined by Dr. Howard Weeks MD, MBA(Chief Medical Officer at Pathlight Mood and Anxiety) to talk about the relationship between psychology and psychiatry in the recovery process, how medications that typically help promote positive reco...   (44:31)
November 16, 2021

Ian Acker shares his recovery journey and the inspiration behind Fit to Recover

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Ian Hacker to talk about the inspiration behind creating Fit to Recover, why he never felt good enough growing up, and how seeing a close friend pass away in front of him created a lot of untreated trauma duri...   (40:59)
November 9, 2021

How to safely attend holiday parties without putting your recovery at risk

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley open up about the dangers that pornography has on our youth, how parents can openly talk about the reality of pornography within our culture, and why we need to be better at preparing our children for the hardships that the...   (44:31)
November 2, 2021

Gentry Jones on how finding her purpose in life has helped stabilize her recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Gentry Jones to talk about not feeling like she belonged in fifth grade following her parent's separation, how it led to her experimenting with alcohol when she was in seventh grade, and why her abuse evolved ...   (58:12)
October 26, 2021

Tyler Gould talks about the life-changing events that helped him find sobriety

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Tyler Gould to talk about his experience growing up in a traditional Utah household, getting kicked out of school for selling his ADD medication, and the events that led him to "chase the high" at fifteen year...   (01:11:06)
October 19, 2021

Dan Fosmark on abusing substances to numb physical and emotional pain

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Dan Fosmark to talk about growing up in a great household with a loving family but struggling to cope with a couple of shoulder injuries that derailed his hopes of playing football. He also dives into his expe...   (01:20:14)
October 12, 2021

Chris Hill opens up about what it took to finally find recovery from years of meth abuse

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Chris Hill to talk about Chris's experience drinking alcohol at a young age, how his parent's divorce opened the floodgates for his substance abuse, and the first time he tried meth at seventeen. Chris also o...   (01:17:38)
October 7, 2021

The Role of Faith in Recovery - A General Conference special

In this bonus episode that originally aired on KSL Newsradio for the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last weekend, we talk about the role of faith in recovery with special guest, Todd Sylvester.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info...   (35:08)
October 5, 2021

Todd Sylvester shares how a lemonade stand helped him find the road to recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Todd Sylvester to talk about how his all-or-nothing mentality began to fuel his success in high school basketball but also began to plant the desire for addiction as he began to party on the weekends.  Then ...   (01:01:34)
September 22, 2021

Susan Peterson shares how the Sobriety Foundation is changing lives in the recovery community

In this bonus episode, we are joined by Susan Peterson (Secretary/Treasurer - Sobriety Foundation) to talk about how addiction has impacted her family and the amazing work that the Sobriety Foundation is doing for the recovery community in Utah. See omnystudio.com/listener for p...   (11:52)
September 21, 2021

Cameron Marshall shares how addiction and heroin sabotaged his life for so long

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Cameron Marshall to talk about growing up in a small town and experimenting with Meth at the age of 12, how addiction has plagued his family since he was born, and why his relationship with his mother deterior...   (56:52)
September 14, 2021

Evan Done talks about the amazing resources available right now for National Recovery Month

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Evan Done(Development Director with USARA) to talk about all of the amazing resources that USARA offers for those who are interested in recovery, what the stages of care look like for someone and some of the ...   (41:20)
September 7, 2021

Overcoming addiction and finding clarity through breathwork and meditation with Cass and Paulus

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Cass and Paulus from Inner Alchemy to talk about their experiences through partying as 19-year-olds, the moment they realized they had to change their lifestyle, and buying a motorcycle and moving to Mexico to...   (01:13:12)
August 31, 2021

Danny Deaton shares the lessons that led him down a road of addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Danny Deaton(founder of Living Proof Recovery) to talk about his first time trying alcohol as a middle schooler, how he felt that he had found a feeling he'd been searching for his whole life after trying oxyc...   (01:01:38)
August 24, 2021

How the body scan meditation can promote body awareness with Dr. Matt

In this week's episode, Dr. Matt Woolley is flying solo while Casey is out and we dive into a couple of different ways that body scanning can help bring mindful focus towards pain points throughout our bodies before diving into a 10-minute meditation that you can use to help be m...   (22:00)
August 17, 2021

Travis Whittaker opens up about finding his identity through recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Travis Whittaker(Vice President Of Clinical Outreach at True Recovery) to talk about how playing basketball growing up filled a void in his childhood, why an injury introduced him to opioids, and how began to...   (01:04:56)
August 10, 2021

Cullen Easter talks about his desire to help raise awareness for opioid abuse through OpiCure

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Cullen Easter (President and co-Founder of OpiCure, Professional cyclist, Registered Nurse at UofU Health) to talk about finding his passion for helping others after struggling to find his place as a young a...   (59:09)
August 3, 2021

Randy Burton talks about how hitting rock-bottom helped fuel his passion for MMA

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Randy Burton to talk about how his father's abandonment led him to experiment with marijuana at an early age, the decisions that led him to sell all of his possessions to pay for heroin, and how he found himse...   (55:55)
July 27, 2021

Bo Walker talks about how coming up in the party and DJ culture became his addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Bo Walker (Program Staff at Chateau Recovery and Radio DJ) to talk about growing up in New Orleans, adapting to the party culture within the city, and how his drinking got out of control early in his radio car...   (56:36)
July 20, 2021

Why our thoughts impact behaviors on a deeper level than you would think

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt take some time to catch up and talk about Casey's vacation in Mexico, some of the teaching opportunities that Casey ran into while in Mexico when it comes to recovery, how our thoughts can directly affect our behaviors, and some of...   (44:20)
July 13, 2021

Dr. Rod Gardner opens up about the scary realities of addiction and why it doesn't discriminate

This week we'll be revisiting our interview with Dr. Rod Gardner while Casey is out on vacation! In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Dr. Rod Gardner, DDS, to discuss how he began to experience anxiety at a very young age and how it led to him ...   (01:27:18)
July 6, 2021

Able Ortega talks about being a full-blown drug addict at thirteen years old and living the gang life

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Able Ortega and Nicole Ortega to talk about how Able was sexually abused as a child, being introduced to crank (meth) at thirteen years old, and how the gang life began to shape the young man he would ultimate...   (01:08:13)
June 29, 2021

Sgt. Spencer Cannon on how addiction and substance abuse has made an impact on his life

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Sgt. Spencer Cannon to talk about the day he pulled over our past guest, Jessica Butterfield, how law enforcement is adapting to new challenges with substance abuse and addiction, and how the stigma of addicti...   (58:08)
June 22, 2021

Terra Leben recalls how abusing substances as a young teen pushed her to the edge

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Terra Leben(Care Coordinator - Odyssey House) to talk about feeling like she never fit in with her peers growing up, why she wanted to take her life at 8-years-old, and how seeking treatment as a teenager woul...   (01:23:06)
June 15, 2021

Revisiting Casey Tucker's shocking experiences with an addiction that almost took his life

In this week's episode, we revisit one of Project Recovery's most powerful episodes featuring Casey Tucker. Casey talks about how physical and mental abuse as a child eventually led him to hang out with the wrong crowd, taking drugs as a teenager, getting sent to a youth correct...   (58:29)
June 8, 2021

Jessica Butterfield on what led her to being addicted to heroin as a teenager

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jessica Butterfield to talk about her experience experimenting with substances at a very young age, the moment she finally felt relief from her anxiety after taking an opioid, and how she realized she was an a...   (01:02:31)
June 1, 2021

Marnae Moore talks about battling an eating disorder while addicted to opioids

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Marnae Moore to talk about her struggles with the idea that she wasn't liked growing up, the life events that led Marnae to develop an eating disorder at sixteen years old, and her decision to get married and ...   (01:22:06)
May 25, 2021

Jon Redd opens up about the pain of suffering in the silence of addiction for years

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jon Redd(Spirit Mountain Recovery - Chief Operations Officer) to talk about growing up in Utah and how he always knew he struggled with anxiety, how experimenting with alcohol completely changed his outlook o...   (01:08:08)
May 18, 2021

Steve Smith opens up about hitting rock-bottom while struggling with opioid abuse

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Steve Smith to talk about growing up in the stereotypical Utah family, why he felt so confused after getting drunk for the first time in high school, and his decision to go on a mission to Germany after experi...   (01:03:37)
May 11, 2021

Micah Niles talks about putting his pride and ego aside to find recovery after struggling with addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Micah Niles to talk about growing up in a single-parent household in Rose Park, hanging out with the wrong crowd as a teenager, and smoking weed as a 10-year-old. Then Micah opens up about the moment he reali...   (01:11:14)
May 4, 2021

Sarah Frei recalls being hit head-on by a drunk driver that led to her losing both her legs

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Sarah Frei and her dad Greg, to recount the accident on July 30, 2020, in Logan County that caused her to become paralyzed after being hit head-on by a drunk driver and how she ended up having to have her legs...   (01:11:39)
April 27, 2021

Brandy Vega on why we need to talk with our children more about their feelings and suicide prevention

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Brandy Vega(CEO Vega Media Studios) to talk about going live on Facebook looking for help after her 14-year-old daughter attempted to take her life for the second time and why it's so important to talk about ...   (59:19)
April 20, 2021

Tony Carroll talks about her journey through addiction and why the stigma of addiction needs to end

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Tony Carroll to talk about her childhood growing up, why family is so important to her, and how headaches and migraines led Tony down the road of addiction. Tony then opens up about how her opioid addiction b...   (59:32)
April 13, 2021

How to deal with the repercussions of being an alcoholic and/or struggling with substance abuse

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talked about the repercussions of substance abuse, the labels of being an alcoholic, why going to therapy for past traumas is so necessary towards recovery, and how we can take our positive mental health back during the pan...   (40:29)
April 6, 2021

Shamra Berry talks about how addiction has shaped her family over the years

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Shamra Berry to talk about her experience with sexual abuse at a very young age, growing up in a household of addiction, and experimenting with alcohol and marijuana at thirteen years old. Then Shamra talks a...   (01:03:15)
March 30, 2021

Smith Alley opens up about being a teenager addicted to pornography

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Smith Alley, a 17-year-old who has battled with an addiction to pornography. Smith talks about the first time he ever saw pornography at 8 years old, being bullied in school, and how the first steps of addicti...   (01:12:15)
March 23, 2021

Greg Petersen and Brittany Bacon talk about recovery through federal and statewide programs

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Greg Petersen(Federal Probation Officer) to talk about his work as a Federal Probation Officer, Utah's progressive mindset towards creating inclusive court programs to help so many people, and some of the most heartw...   (01:03:49)
March 16, 2021

Matthew Jackson recalls how years of substance abuse impacted his teaching throughout the years

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Matthew Jackson, a former BYU professor, to talk about Matthew's experimentation with substances growing up in a small town, the shame he felt after his addiction became more well known, and how a spiritual aw...   (01:42:45)
March 9, 2021

Heather Henderson on beating cancer and overcoming her addiction after years of trauma

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Heather Henderson to talk about how the death of her stepdad created a hole in her world when she was growing up, hanging out with the wrong crowd during her high school years, and the events that led up to her being ...   (01:15:01)
March 4, 2021

A look back on what happened to Casey Scott and how Project Recovery started

In a special bonus episode, we replay our very first episode of Project Recovery to introduce old and new listeners to the real story of what happened to Casey Scott. Casey Scott is famous in his home state of Utah. On the surface, he's a guy that seemed to have everything. He's...   (01:23:07)
March 2, 2021

Talking about the impact of Preslee's letter and why the pandemic is so detrimental to mental health

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about Preslee's letter going viral, why the Project Recovery community is the heartbeat of the show, and why the show's success is a win for recovery. Then we dive into why the pandemic is so detrimental to our mental...   (37:39)
February 23, 2021

How Know Your Script is helping Utahns fight the Opioid Epidemic with Dr. Jon Benfield and Kim Compagni

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Dr. JonBenfield, DO (Intermountain Healthcare) to talk about what patients should know before they start taking an opioid for pain management, whether or not having zero pain could be a reality or if there sho...   (47:14)
February 22, 2021

"Back Then and Now" by Preslee Scott

Casey reads a powerful letter written by his daughter. "This narrative is about my life so far. I am going to talk about how addiction has affected my life, and all the things in between..."   (12:36)
February 16, 2021

Matt Floyd opens up about his addictive relationship with food that pushed him to the edge

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Matt Floyd to share his experience of building unhealthy eating habits growing up, starting to diet during the summer between school years, and when he started putting on excess weight after getting married. Then Mat...   (01:08:26)
February 9, 2021

Savannah Steffler recounts how seeking friends led to suffering from years of substance abuse

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Savannah Steffler to talk about growing up in a split-household, how she associated alcohol with positive times, and trying to find a community of friends through parties. She also remembers being brought hom...   (01:18:38)
February 2, 2021

Mike Muhlestein recalls the darkest depths of his alcohol addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Mike Muhlestein to talk about going on a mission to Jamaica, getting married to his wife in the temple, learning how to raise a child together, and his slow introduction to using alcohol as a crutch. Mike als...   (01:18:36)
January 26, 2021

Trevor Winn opens up about the shame that came with his alcohol addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Trevor Winn. Trevor opens up about beginning to drink recreationally after the failure of his first marriage, what caused him to dive deeper into his alcoholism, and how his drinking addiction began to affect ...   (01:14:24)
January 19, 2021

Benjamin Bilderback talks about how music has shaped his road to recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Benjamin Bilderback to talk to him about growing up about how wanting to fit in high school laid the groundwork for his addiction to drugs and alcohol. Benjamin opens up about abusing marijuana all throughout...   (01:11:12)
January 12, 2021

Tara Rees recalls how years of trauma led her down a dark road of alcohol abuse

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by TaraRees to tell her story of how she was taken advantage of by a babysitter at five years old, how that experience traumatized her for years after that, and how such a horrifying experience led to Tara devel...   (01:26:07)
January 5, 2021

Sarah Brock opens up about being a single mother at 17, turning to the streets, and how she learned to love herself

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Sarah Brock to talk about how her childhood was impacted by her father who struggled with alcohol abuse, growing up in the rave scene as a thirteen-year-old, and how she went from being a seventeen-year-old si...   (01:36:11)
December 29, 2020

Recapping 2020 and finding the positives in one of the craziest years yet

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about how the pandemic has impacted us both mentally and physically, how it's played its part in addiction and recovery, and why we shouldn't be so discouraged after a crazy year. We also talk about why you need to ta...   (46:54)
December 22, 2020

Roseann Nelson explains her journey from being an addict to using neurofeedback to help others

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Roseann Nelson to talk about being bullied in school as a thirteen-year-old, how it introduced her to prescription medications, and forcefully being checked into an adolescent center at 17. She also opens up ...   (01:10:54)
December 15, 2020

Tyson Dixon opens up about years of substance abuse and his experience with addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Tyson Dixon(CEO of Renaissance Ranch) to talk about him and his brother Preston started to experiment with substances as early as junior high, his decision to constantly be high during high school, and how he...   (01:28:18)
December 8, 2020

Heidi Lund opens up about the struggles of getting clean and finding a life of sobriety

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Heidi Lund(Program Director for LifeStart Village at Family Support Center) to talk about being addicted to meth at the age of 12 due to having a turbulent household growing up, dropping out of school before s...   (55:17)
December 1, 2020

Why gratitude is more important than ever and why we need to be thankful for what have

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley open up about why gratitude is so important to help us stay connected with each other and overcome the struggles that we are facing today.   (37:02)
November 24, 2020

LT Weaver recalls his darkest days while struggling with substance abuse

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by LT Weaver to talk about how a chaotic household growing up gave birth to his addictive behaviors, his introduction to serious drugs, and how his addiction to meth left him completely broken. Then he opens up ...   (01:00:15)
November 17, 2020

Rachael Pioltini talks about dealing with addiction at 15, being homeless, and helping others during recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Rachael Pioltini to talk about growing up in a family of addiction, getting into addiction recovery at the young age of 15, and finding early success working in Hollywood.  Then she opens up about leaving he...   (50:38)
November 10, 2020

Cord Stimpson opens up about pursuing a soccer career to being addicted to heroin

In this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Cord Stimpson to talk about how he was on track to become a successful soccer player after winning the national championship in 2011, how his family beliefs shaped him as a young adult, and why he started to rebel against h...   (01:04:06)
November 3, 2020

Jason Bush opens up about living a secret life of addiction

In this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Jason Bush to talk about growing up in a household where drinking wasn't allowed, going on a mission to New Zealand, and how he met his ex-wife, Shelly Smith, who we previously had on our show. Then Jason talks about how t...   (01:04:39)
October 27, 2020

Vulnerability hangovers, reminding ourselves what's truly important, and our self-care routines

In this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt talk about vulnerability hangovers, why it's so important to open up about our feelings, and why Casey is giving more respect to his mugshot. We also dive into Casey's eternal optimism, why everyone is walking around with limited capaci...   (33:53)
October 20, 2020

Christine and Rick open up about how addiction has shaped their lives over the years

In this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Christine and Rick Dixon(Renaissance Ranch) to talk about meeting each other at BYU, their goals of having the perfect family, and how addiction within their family almost cost them everything. They dive into how their two...   (01:04:28)
October 13, 2020

We open up about all things therapy, why temptation in sobriety is so common, and

In this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt open up about temptation while living a sober lifestyle, why it's so hard to find a great therapist during the pandemic, and some of the various types of specialties in therapy. Then we talk about why relapse is so common and how there ...   (52:30)
October 6, 2020

Diana Harrison opens up about years of manipulation and addictive behaviors

In this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Diana Harrison to talk about growing up in a household with divorced parents, dealing with being bulimic, and how a broken rib stopped Diana from purging but created an addiction to pain pills. She also dives into her expe...   (01:06:52)
September 29, 2020

Shelly Smith recalls the pain of overcoming a marriage full of addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Shelby Smith to talk about her experience with addiction and how her husband suddenly started living a double life when they moved to St. George to chase a dream.  Then she talks about losing everything and ...   (01:14:58)
September 22, 2020

David Watkins & Mary Jo McMillin with Use Only as Directed join us to talk about addiction and recovery

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by David Watkins(Weber Human Services - Regional Prevention Director) to talk about the many ways that Use Only as Directed is approaching opioid addiction prevention, how we need to be more responsible with o...   (46:05)
September 15, 2020

Opening up about suicide prevention to help raise awareness during National Suicide Prevent Month

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about Casey graduating from the 24/7 program he's been in to have his license, how the impact of last week's episode has completely shocked us, and why adults trivialize experiences that our kids go through. Then we ...   (48:02)
September 8, 2020

Josh Danowski opens up about the pain he feels after losing his son, Brock, to suicide

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Josh Danowski to talk about the loss of his son, Brock, to suicide. Josh talks about Brock's upbringing and how on the outside, Brock looked to be the perfect teenager. Josh also talks about Brock's str...   (01:11:47)
September 1, 2020

Ryan Stream on growing up homeless, his alcohol and drug use, and being deployed to Afghanistan

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by musician and public speaker, Ryan Stream, to talk about growing up homeless, living in the foster system, and how he felt when he was finally adopted. He also talks about his decision to join the military at ...   (56:12)
August 25, 2020

Dr. Rod Gardner discusses how anxiety and being self-conscious built a foundation for addiction

In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Dr. Rod Gardner, DDS to talk about how he began to experience anxiety at a very young age and how it led to him being self-conscious about himself growing up. Rod also recalls the first time he tried alcohol a...   (29:50)
August 25, 2020

How Dr. Rod Gardner was able to get his life back on track after his opioid addiction

In part two of this week's episode, Rod talks about writing his own prescriptions and how he began to abuse prescription pills. We also talk about his stints in rehab and how Rod immediately went back to his addiction. We also talk about his time in prison and jail after being c...   (34:09)
August 18, 2020

Damion explains his journey from missionary to addict

In this week's episode, Casey Scott is joined by Damion Hiatt (CFO - Renaissance Ranch) to talk about how recovery influences us every day, how it weighs on the decisions we make, and how recovery still has to come first. Then we dive into Damion's story of addiction and how...   (36:36)
August 18, 2020

Crawling out of the depths of addiction with Damion

In part two of this week's episode, Damion recalls how his addiction led to aggressive and abusive behaviors, to the point of constantly contemplating suicide. He also talks about being excommunicated from the church and stealing painkillers from his grandma. Damion then talks ...   (41:48)
August 11, 2020

Can an addiction be healthy? Plus, we break down the stages of behavior change

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about whether or not there is such a thing as a "good addiction". Then we dive into why people who have addictive behaviors often abuse food once they get sober from experiencing substance abuse. We also break down the first stage of behav...   (25:58)
August 11, 2020

How stages of behavior change play their role in recovering from addiction

In part two of this week's episode, Casey and Dr. Matt continue their discussion of the stages of behavior change (contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and relapse) and how they impact someone's road to recovery after suffering from addiction. See omnystudio.com/list...   (20:02)
August 4, 2020

Jeff Call describes how his addiction can be traced back to his teenage years

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jeff Call to talk about how his addiction stemmed from when he was thirteen years old and how he began to experiment with marijuana, alcohol, and hallucinogenics as a teenager. We also talk about how having the perfect childhood ...   (28:25)
August 4, 2020

The journey of recovering from substance abuse with Jeff Call

In part two of this week's episode, Jeff Call recalls the events that took place after his time at the wilderness camp and how he began to make life rough for himself by making questionable life choices. He talks about moving in with a gang member and how he became involved with ...   (29:05)
July 28, 2020

Jason Coombs on his downfall from successful salesman to homeless drug addict

Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jason Coombs (Brick House Recovery founder and CEO, author of Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover) to talk about how he took seven shots of whiskey the first time he ever tried alcohol and how the social aspect ...   (49:30)

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