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“Getting Clean Young & Overcoming Shame” ft. Gunhee

“Getting Clean Young & Overcoming Shame” ft. Gunhee

The Courage to Get Clean Young: Gunhee’s Redemption Journey

Episode 142: “Getting Clean Young & Overcoming Shame ft. Gunhee”

Join us as Teddy sits down with Gunhee, a first-generation American Korean, who shares his deeply personal story of addiction, shame, and the incredible strength it took to overcome both.

From a young age, Gunhee battled inner demons, feeling a constant sense of depression that he thought was just a normal part of life. Growing up, he never truly felt safe, and these early struggles would go on to shape his life in ways he couldn’t have imagined.

In this gripping conversation, we delve deep into Gunhee’s early experiences and how he always wanted help, yearning for someone to understand his pain. He opens up about the moment he first tried drugs and immediately knew he was an addict, setting him on a path that seemed inescapable.

But Gunhee’s story is also one of gratitude. When he finally received the help he so desperately needed, he felt an overwhelming sense of thankfulness. Through sheer determination and resilience, he clawed his way out of the darkness, shedding the burdens of shame along the way.

Join us as we explore the challenges Gunhee encountered on his journey, the pivotal moments of clarity, and the unwavering support that helped him reclaim his life.

 Discover how Gunhee got clean and sober at a young age and hear about the incredible strength within us all to overcome life’s toughest obstacles.

Whether you’re grappling with addiction, seeking hope, or simply looking for a story of transformation, this episode offers valuable insights and inspiration. 

Tune in now to hear Gunhee’s incredible story, and don’t forget to subscribe for more uplifting stories on Hell Has an Exit Podcast.


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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.