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“Addicted Psychologist,  H in the 60’s, & Jail Colds” ft. Paul I.

“Addicted Psychologist,  H in the 60’s, & Jail Colds” ft. Paul I.

A Doctor’s Path from Addiction to Recovery

In today’s episode, Teddy welcomes Paul, a recovering addict with a powerful story of change and redemption. Paul shares his journey from a young age when he started using drugs to his descent into addiction over the course of 20 years.

Paul’s story is a poignant reminder that addiction doesn’t discriminate. Growing up in a diverse neighborhood in New York City during the 1960s, he often felt like he didn’t quite fit in. As the ’60s turned into the ’70s, Paul’s experimentation with drugs gradually escalated, leading him down a treacherous path of addiction.

What makes Paul’s story even more compelling is that he wasn’t just any ordinary person caught in the throes of addiction – he was a doctor in psychology. Yet, even with his professional background, addiction spared no one. Paul’s addiction cost him his career, as he lost his stake in a rehab facility due to his own substance abuse.

Paul reflects on his attempts at geographic cures, including trips to Israel and India, which only exacerbated his addiction.  The constant cycle of detoxes, methadone programs, and the relentless pursuit of his next high became his way of life.

Throughout the episode, you’ll hear about Paul’s determination to continue using and the challenges he faced during those tumultuous years.  Stay tuned for the surprising moment when he first heard about Narcotics Anonymous and how it played a role in his eventual path to recovery.


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Hell Has an Exit Podcast is a display of resilience of the human spirit. Our host Teddy Tarantino was addicted at the age of 14. Lost and suicidal he found his own exit in hell by getting clean at 17 and involvement in a 12 step program. Since then Teddy has dedicated much of his life helping other addicts find the Exit. On this show Teddy interviews individuals who have fought similar battles- emotionally raw, vulnerable and uncut.