He cycled through 42 treatment programs for his opioid addiction, which began with a prescription after a surgery. His life was saved with emergency doses of naloxone on several occasions.
But Mark survived it all. And now, he’s living a healthy life filled with love. He's deeply involved in the recovery community, hosting support meetings in his neighborhood that draw close to 100 people every week. They run a food pantry, do outreach services, and support others who are dealing with addiction, just like they have.
Mark is living proof: Recovery is possible for everyone. Watch the video below to hear more about Mark's story.
If I didn’t turn to fitness after entering recovery, I don’t know if I’d be the person I am today.
I’ve always felt like “normal” people were born with a manual, like they innately know things that I did not learn until I got sober and started doing the work.