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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.

Susan Peterson shares how the Sobriety Foundation is changing lives in the recovery community   (11:52)9-22-2021
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...
Cameron Marshall shares how addiction and heroin sabotaged his life for so long   (56:52)9-21-2021
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...
Evan Done talks about the amazing resources available right now for National Recovery Month   (41:20)9-14-2021
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 ...
Overcoming addiction and finding clarity through breathwork and meditation with Cass and Paulus   (13:12)9-7-2021
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...
Danny Deaton shares the lessons that led him down a road of addiction   (01:38)8-31-2021
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...
How the body scan meditation can promote body awareness with Dr. Matt   (22:00)8-24-2021
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...
Travis Whittaker opens up about finding his identity through recovery   (04:56)8-17-2021
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...
Cullen Easter talks about his desire to help raise awareness for opioid abuse through OpiCure   (59:09)8-10-2021
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...
Randy Burton talks about how hitting rock-bottom helped fuel his passion for MMA   (55:55)8-3-2021
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...
Bo Walker talks about how coming up in the party and DJ culture became his addiction   (56:36)7-27-2021
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...
Why our thoughts impact behaviors on a deeper level than you would think   (44:20)7-20-2021
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...
Dr. Rod Gardner opens up about the scary realities of addiction and why it doesn't discriminate   (27:18)7-13-2021
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 ...
Able Ortega talks about being a full-blown drug addict at thirteen years old and living the gang life   (08:13)7-6-2021
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...
Sgt. Spencer Cannon on how addiction and substance abuse has made an impact on his life   (58:08)6-29-2021
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...
Terra Leben recalls how abusing substances as a young teen pushed her to the edge   (23:06)6-22-2021
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...
Revisiting Casey Tucker's shocking experiences with an addiction that almost took his life   (58:29)6-15-2021
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...
Jessica Butterfield on what led her to being addicted to heroin as a teenager   (02:31)6-8-2021
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...
Marnae Moore talks about battling an eating disorder while addicted to opioids   (22:06)6-1-2021
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 ...
Jon Redd opens up about the pain of suffering in the silence of addiction for years   (08:08)5-25-2021
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...
Steve Smith opens up about hitting rock-bottom while struggling with opioid abuse   (03:37)5-18-2021
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...
Micah Niles talks about putting his pride and ego aside to find recovery after struggling with addiction   (11:14)5-11-2021
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...
Sarah Frei recalls being hit head-on by a drunk driver that led to her losing both her legs   (11:39)5-4-2021
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...
Brandy Vega on why we need to talk with our children more about their feelings and suicide prevention   (59:19)4-27-2021
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 ...
Tony Carroll talks about her journey through addiction and why the stigma of addiction needs to end   (59:32)4-20-2021
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...
How to deal with the repercussions of being an alcoholic and/or struggling with substance abuse   (40:29)4-13-2021
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...
Shamra Berry talks about how addiction has shaped her family over the years   (03:15)4-6-2021
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...
Smith Alley opens up about being a teenager addicted to pornography   (12:15)3-30-2021
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...
Greg Petersen and Brittany Bacon talk about recovery through federal and statewide programs   (03:49)3-23-2021
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...
Matthew Jackson recalls how years of substance abuse impacted his teaching throughout the years   (42:45)3-16-2021
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...
Heather Henderson on beating cancer and overcoming her addiction after years of trauma   (15:01)3-9-2021
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 ...
A look back on what happened to Casey Scott and how Project Recovery started   (23:07)3-4-2021
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...
Talking about the impact of Preslee's letter and why the pandemic is so detrimental to mental health   (37:39)3-2-2021
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...
How Know Your Script is helping Utahns fight the Opioid Epidemic with Dr. Jon Benfield and Kim Compagni   (47:14)2-23-2021
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...
"Back Then and Now" by Preslee Scott   (12:36)2-22-2021
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..." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Matt Floyd opens up about his addictive relationship with food that pushed him to the edge   (08:26)2-16-2021
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...
Savannah Steffler recounts how seeking friends led to suffering from years of substance abuse   (18:38)2-9-2021
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...
Mike Muhlestein recalls the darkest depths of his alcohol addiction   (18:36)2-2-2021
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...
Trevor Winn opens up about the shame that came with his alcohol addiction   (14:24)1-26-2021
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 ...
Benjamin Bilderback talks about how music has shaped his road to recovery   (11:12)1-19-2021
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...
Tara Rees recalls how years of trauma led her down a dark road of alcohol abuse   (26:07)1-12-2021
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...
Sarah Brock opens up about being a single mother at 17, turning to the streets, and how she learned to love herself   (36:11)1-5-2021
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...
Recapping 2020 and finding the positives in one of the craziest years yet   (46:54)12-29-2020
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...
Roseann Nelson explains her journey from being an addict to using neurofeedback to help others   (10:54)12-22-2020
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 ...
Tyson Dixon opens up about years of substance abuse and his experience with addiction   (28:18)12-15-2020
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...
Heidi Lund opens up about the struggles of getting clean and finding a life of sobriety   (55:17)12-8-2020
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...
Why gratitude is more important than ever and why we need to be thankful for what have   (37:02)12-1-2020
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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
LT Weaver recalls his darkest days while struggling with substance abuse   (00:15)11-24-2020
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 ...
Rachael Pioltini talks about dealing with addiction at 15, being homeless, and helping others during recovery   (50:38)11-17-2020
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...
Cord Stimpson opens up about pursuing a soccer career to being addicted to heroin   (04:06)11-10-2020
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...
Jason Bush opens up about living a secret life of addiction   (04:39)11-3-2020
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...
Vulnerability hangovers, reminding ourselves what's truly important, and our self-care routines   (33:53)10-27-2020
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...
Christine and Rick open up about how addiction has shaped their lives over the years   (04:28)10-20-2020
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...
We open up about all things therapy, why temptation in sobriety is so common, and   (52:30)10-13-2020
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 ...
Diana Harrison opens up about years of manipulation and addictive behaviors   (06:52)10-6-2020
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...
Shelly Smith recalls the pain of overcoming a marriage full of addiction   (14:58)9-29-2020
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 ...
David Watkins & Mary Jo McMillin with Use Only as Directed join us to talk about addiction and recovery   (46:05)9-22-2020
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...
Opening up about suicide prevention to help raise awareness during National Suicide Prevent Month   (48:02)9-15-2020
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 ...
Josh Danowski opens up about the pain he feels after losing his son, Brock, to suicide   (11:47)9-8-2020
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...
Ryan Stream on growing up homeless, his alcohol and drug use, and being deployed to Afghanistan   (56:12)9-1-2020
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 ...
Dr. Rod Gardner discusses how anxiety and being self-conscious built a foundation for addiction   (29:50)8-25-2020
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...
How Dr. Rod Gardner was able to get his life back on track after his opioid addiction   (34:09)8-25-2020
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...
Damion explains his journey from missionary to addict   (36:36)8-18-2020
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...
Crawling out of the depths of addiction with Damion   (41:48)8-18-2020
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 ...
Can an addiction be healthy? Plus, we break down the stages of behavior change   (25:58)8-11-2020
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...
How stages of behavior change play their role in recovering from addiction   (20:02)8-11-2020
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...
Jeff Call describes how his addiction can be traced back to his teenage years   (28:25)8-4-2020
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 ...
The journey of recovering from substance abuse with Jeff Call   (29:05)8-4-2020
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 ...
Jason Coombs on his downfall from successful salesman to homeless drug addict   (49:30)7-28-2020
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 ...
Turning to a life of recovery with Jason Coombs   (17:43)7-28-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Jason Coombs describes how the birth of his son gave him the volition to realize that he needed to get sober. He also explains how his son was the inspiration for his book, 'Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover, and the heartfelt...
Keith describes how abusing alcohol in high school laid the groundwork for addiction   (27:30)7-21-2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Keith Meyer to talk about his experience with abusing alcohol as early as high school, how the perception of drinking as a teenager pushed his abuse into an addiction, and why alcohol never hindered his ability to graduate and succ...
Finding sobriety by standing up to addiction with Keith and Brooke   (32:42)7-21-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Keith describes the measures he went to hide his addiction from his wife Brooke, his decision to research treatment facilities, and the moment that Brooke realized that it wasn't her against Keith — it was them against addiction. Then Keith...
Michael Birkeland on LDS comedies, succumbing to addiction, and traumatic childhood experiences   (32:29)7-14-2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Michael Birkeland (actor and producer, known for Phobic [2020], The Singles Ward [2002], and Everything You Want [2005]) to talk about his experience working in the film industry and his work with LDS comedies. We also dive into his experie...
Michael Birkeland describes his road to recovery after hitting rock bottom   (21:56)7-14-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Michael Birkeland (actor and producer, known for Phobic [2020], The Singles Ward [2002] and Everything You Want [2005]) describes the pain of trying to detox from his addiction in a hotel by himself and how it changed his life. Then Michael r...
Rob Eastman explains how pain can be used as an influential teaching moment   (24:34)7-7-2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Rob Eastman (Personal Life Coach - Eastman Fitness) again to talk about the struggle of losing loved ones who are struggling with mental health issues and substance abuse disorders.  We also talk about his relationship with pain, how he u...
A quick guided meditation in a Zen garden with Dr. Matt   (14:34)7-7-2020
Sit back, relax, and breathe to another meditation brought to you by Dr. Matt Woolley. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mara recalls how her childhood of anxiety and substance abuse led to an addiction   (33:17)6-30-2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Mara to talk about her experience with mental health issues growing up, how anxiety affected her at a very young age, and how becoming a teen mom caused her to find comfort in substance abuse. We also talk about her parent's involvement in...
A life full of miracles with Mara   (36:15)6-30-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Mara continues her story of addiction and how she finally was able to overcome her substance abuse after her brother became mentally ill due to Methamphetamine abuse. We also dive into how Mara has continued her road to recovery by helping ot...
Chris Jones recalls how addiction almost cost him both of his arms   (38:45)6-23-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Chris Jones (School of Addiction Recovery) explains how he almost lost his arm due to shooting heroin, spent two months in the hospital getting five different surgeries, and how it still wasn't enough to get him to stop his drug use. Then Chr...
Chris Jones goes from being the life of the part to a full-blown addict   (29:49)6-23-2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Chris Jones (School of Addiction Recovery) to talk about how his experience with substance abuse as a teenager led him to experiment with Vicodin. We also dive into how after using drugs, he began to feel like the life of the party, which ca...
Tiffany Naccarato and Evan Fields talk about the work USARA is doing to help prevent substance abuse   (27:40)6-16-2020
Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Tiffany Naccarato (Peer Recovery Coach for USARA) and Evan Fields (Peer Recovery Coach for USARA) to talk about Tiffany's experience with addiction and how living on the streets and rarely seeing her kids has impacted her work with USARA (Utah...
Susannah Burt on the importance of being educated on opioid abuse   (33:15)6-16-2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt are joined by Susannah Burt (Prevention Program Manager for Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health) to talk about Use Only as Directed and their three-part solution — Speak Out, Opt-Out, and Throw Out — to battling the opioid epidemic. Y...
Why the stressful recent events might turn into mental health issues down the road   (28:50)6-9-2020
In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley take a second to look back on the events of the past couple of weeks and what it means for our society as a whole. Then we dive into how the recent current events can easily lead to mental health issues down the road. We a...
Another Project Recovery mailbag!   (27:51)6-9-2020
In part two of this week's episode, we answer some of your questions! We look into the issues surrounding co-dependency, the importance of loving yourself, and how meditation will always be a tool to have in your pocket in fighting anxiety and stress. We also dive into when and...
Jared Miller remembers the heartbreaking events that led him to addiction   (28:03)6-2-2020
In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jared Miller (owner and founder of Miller Motivational Group) who details his journey into addiction. We talk about how Jared went from being a collegiate football player at Snow College to a full-blown addi...
Spreading the message of recovery with Jared Miller   (26:41)6-2-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Jared Miller (owner and founder of Miller Motivational Group) recalls the steps he had to take in order to finally come clean and get off the streets.  He dives into his work with Miller Motivational Group and explains what truly drives him ...
Alema Harrington on confronting addiction and owning up to his demons   (44:53)5-26-2020
In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Alema Harrington (host of Utah Jazz Game Night, former BYU RB) to detail his journey of addiction that dates back to his time playing college football at BYU when he would abuse opioids. Alema also talks abou...
The spiritual power of giving back with Alema Harrington   (15:36)5-26-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Alema Harrington (host of Utah Jazz Game Night, former BYU RB) continues telling his story of addiction and details the amazing gift of being able to give back to others who are struggling with their own substance abuse. We also dive into the...
Ian Rader on having everything handed to him in life but becoming a drug trafficker in LA   (32:18)5-19-2020
In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Ian Rader (owner and found of No One Down Apparel), who tells his story of getting life handed to him on a silver platter and throwing it all away by becoming a drug dealer in high school. We also dive into h...
Raising awareness of drug addiction through clothing with Ian Rader   (32:21)5-19-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Ian Rader (owner and found of No One Down Apparel), recalls the work that had to go into his sobriety and the challenges he faced while kicking his drug addiction. Then we talk about the work he is doing with No One Down and how it's helped hi...
Another relaxing and stimulating, ten-minute guided meditation with Dr. Matt   (10:11)5-16-2020
Listen to this week's guided meditation episode with Dr. Matt Woolley. Over the course of ten minutes, Dr. Matt will guide you through a relaxing and stimulating meditation to help ease any stress and anxiety you might be facing. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat...
Charla Bocchicchio recalls the loss of her daughter to a fentanyl overdose   (35:58)5-12-2020
In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by award-winning actress, Charla Bocchicchio, to recall how her daughter, Cassidy, struggled with anxiety and addiction at an early age. We also talk about Cassidy's heroin use as a 15-year-old and how experiment...
'My New Normal' ... with Charla Bocchicchio   (18:34)5-12-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Charla Bocchicchio continues her story of how a fentanyl overdose took her daughter from her. We dive into Charla's thought process when she decided to write a book about the loss of her daughter and how it helped ease her pain throughout the p...
We take a quiz to help create awareness surrounding Mental Health Month   (36:44)5-8-2020
In this bonus episode of Project Recovery, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley dive into some shocking statistics surrounding mental health and we take a quiz to help raise awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, ...
Claire Groll talks about being addicted to alcohol as a teenager   (35:57)5-5-2020
In this week's episode of Project Recovery, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Claire Groll(owner of Clarity Consulting) to talk about how her dad leaving the family when she was five ultimately led to Claire becoming an alcohol addict by the time she was 14 years old...
Beating addiction as a teenager and Clarity Intervention with Claire Groll   (22:15)5-5-2020
In part two of this week's episode, we continue with Claire's story of addiction and dive into how she was able to move on with her life after struggling with substance abuse as a teenager. We also talk about what it was like growing up avoiding alcohol and the work she's doing ...
10-minute guided meditation for relaxation with Dr. Matt Woolley   (11:43)5-2-2020
Enjoy this free 10-minute guided meditation presented by Dr. Matt Woolley. Feel free to take this time to clear your mind of any worries and stressors you may be experiencing in such troubled times. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A beginner's guide to meditation and how it can help ease your mind   (27:41)5-1-2020
In this bonus episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about the benefits of meditation and the science behind the practice. Then we dive into a quick 10-minute guided meditation presented by Dr. Matt. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Great feel-good stories we've seen during the pandemic   (26:16)4-28-2020
In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about the positive opportunities and great feel-good stories that have happened since the initial spread of COVID-19, as well as, how people are adapting to a new normal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform...
Things you might not know about rehab and how to stay physically and mentally in the pandemic   (26:02)4-28-2020
In part two of this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley dive into some of the misconceptions surrounding rehab, what they don't tell you when you enter a rehabilitation center, and why it's better to act sooner than later when managing your addiction. Then we talk a...
Remembering Kamree Marie Newby with Brady and Amber   (35:33)4-21-2020
In this week's episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Brady and Amber Newby from the Kind Like Kamree Foundation to talk about how depression and anxiety affected their daughter, Kamree, throughout high school. Brady and Amber also dive into how Kamree's dream...