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Athletes in Recovery

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: For some athletes, using painkillers is the norm, but it can get out of control... and quickly.
Air Date: 3/5/18
Duration: 27:17
Guest Bio: Randy Grimes, Former NFL Player
Randy-GrimesA former professional football player whose career spanned 10 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Randy Grimes had spent 20+ years battling an addiction to painkillers that he had developed while trying to treat career-related injuries. He now uses his inspiring story of recovery to help victims of drug and alcohol abuse through his work as a Board Certified Interventionist and as the Business Development Director at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches (BHOPB). In 2011, out of a desire to help other struggling athletes that he played with and against, Randy launched “Athletes in Recovery” a program which is designed to help athletes of all levels find treatment for addiction, while offering continued support for those already in recovery.

Due to the success of Athletes in Recovery, Randy and BHOPB have partnered with the NFL’s “Player Care Foundation” as well as the MLB, to bring further awareness and treatment services to professional athletes and their families. As a result of this partnership, 100's of former professional athletes have since been treated. Randy’s passion for helping others does not end with athletes and he is committed to helping numerous families find balance and peace of mind by getting their addicted loved ones the help they need for their drug and alcohol addiction. Randy has performed countless interventions all over the country and has brought hope and healing back to families when it seemed all hope was lost. His Never Give Up attitude translates from the gridiron to his work with families and his own recovery.

Randy has been an exemplary ambassador for Intervention Now, BHOPB and is a quality example of the power of professional treatment. Married for 36 years to his college sweetheart Lydia, who is also a Certified Family Addiction Coach, they have two children and three grandchildren. Randy can regularly be seen as a commentator on numerous national TV networks including NFL Network, Anderson Cooper, Father Albert, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Sports, SiriusXM Sports and he is often called on to provide professional insight and opinion for countless radio interviews and print media pieces.
Athletes in Recovery
Playing a sport professionally requires discipline and hard work, but it can also take a tremendous toll on your body.

For some athletes, using painkillers is the norm, but it can get out of control... and quickly.

Randy Grimes is a former professional football player whose career spanned 10 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Randy spent over 20 years battling an addiction to pain pills that he developed while in the NFL.

Randy shares his story and discusses the work he does helping athletes —- and anyone struggling with addiction —- find a path to recovery and freedom from addiction.
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