From Active Addiction to CEO - Jim Geckler’s Story of Recovery

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Do you know someone with a drug or alcohol problem? About 20 million people in the United States have substance abuse problems and 72,000 Americans lost their lives from drug overdoses in 2017. The chances are you have a family member, a friend, a work colleague, or neighbor who struggles with addiction.

Seeing someone battle substance abuse can seem so crippling. Many people crave hope as they watch their loved one enter the abyss of addiction. That hope is just what this episode of 12 Geniuses provides.

Jim Geckler, the CEO of Harmony Foundation in Estes Park, Colorado, bravely and candidly shares his personal story of drug use and recovery. Starting at the age of 13, Jim abused alcohol and drugs until his 30s. An arrest began Jim’s sobriety that has lasted nearly 20 years.

Not only does Jim tell his story, he provides guidance for addicts, their families, friends, and co-workers.