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Hell Has an Entrance: PART 3 ft. Bryan Alzate

Hell Has an Entrance: PART 3 ft. Bryan Alzate

In Part 3 of 4 — of the Bryan Story, “Hell Has an Entrance”, we join Bryan on his road to recovery, at the very beginning of his sobriety and his entrance into the 12 step program. After completing his stay at Detox, Bryan get’s picked by his parents. The approach his dad took was something Bryan really struggled with. As its common – people who just don’t know any different, blame the drugs as being the sole reason for all of the addict’s problems. As soon as Bryan gets in the car, his dad made it very clear that this was his last chance. That he wouldn’t be putting up with his shit any more and that he needed to man up and get his life together. He needed to cut the crap, finish school, go to college, and get a job. As Bryan sat quietly in the back seat, his dad continued on. He felt it was an important parenting moment – he had to take this opportunity to really let Bryan know that this was it. That he had to just “get over” the drugs and grow up. He had no clue that while he yelled and screamed, his son was in the back seat contemplating suicide. They were living in two completely different worlds. Thankfully, Bryan had learned about meetings at detox. Something clicked and he realized that maybe it would be a good idea to give it a shot. At 17 years old, Bryan was ready to try and get clean. He figured he had two options – try anything, or end it all. What happens next is an odyssey into recovery. Bryan talks about the key relationships he formed & the magic and spiritual power of the 12 step program. He dives deep into his first year clean and opens up in detail about the good, the bad and the ugly. With the help and support of countless strangers, the Mad Russian, his amazing high-school teacher Mrs. Dean, and a commitment to recovery, Bryan begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t miss this amazing episode of the Bryan story, “Hell has an Entrance”, right here on HELL AS HAN EXIT!

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Hell Has an Exit Podcast is a display of resilience of the human spirit. Our host Bryan Alzate 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 Bryan has dedicated much of his life helping other addicts find the Exit. On this show Bryan interviews individuals who have fought similar battles- emotionally raw, vulnerable and uncut.