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Luis’s journey is a testament to resilience and the power of transformation. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he navigated a childhood marked by strict religious upbringing and a sense of not belonging. Despite the efforts of his devout parents to shield him from the world, Luis felt disconnected and ultimately sought solace elsewhere.

As he entered adolescence, Luis’s path took a tumultuous turn. He found himself drawn to the allure of rebellion, seeking escape through substance use and risky behavior. His struggles with addiction began early, shaping his worldview and deepening his sense of isolation.

Joining the military offered Luis a new direction, yet his time as a paratrooper in Iraq exposed him to unimaginable horrors. The trauma he witnessed overseas only compounded his existing struggles, leading to a downward spiral upon his return home. Battling PTSD and addiction, Luis faced dark moments of despair, including the breakdown of his marriage and the realization that he was not the provider he aspired to be for his family.

But amid the chaos, a beacon of light emerged: his love for his daughter. This profound bond ignited a newfound determination within Luis, propelling him toward the path of recovery. Through perseverance, introspection, and the support of others, he found the strength to confront his demons and rebuild his life.

Today, Luis stands as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. His journey from darkness to light serves as a source of inspiration for others facing similar struggles. With unwavering honesty and a commitment to healing, Luis continues to share his story, offering hope and guidance to those on their own path to recovery.

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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.