Damian is a Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor, Sober Companion, Recovery Coach and a prominent Recovery Advocate. He works tirelessly in the recovery community working towards helping individuals get and stay sober. Based on his dedication and love for helping people in recovery, Damian received the Recovery Ambassador Award from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health.
Damian is in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol. Because of his experiences with addiction and recovery he knows and understands how hopeless active addiction can be for the addict and their friends and family members. He also knows that by being armed with the right set of tools, the right motivation, the right guidance and a willingness to change, that ANYONE can recover.
As a result of this disease, Damian had suffered through significant mental, physical, and legal trouble. It wasn’t till after Damian got sober that he began to fully realize the traumatic effects his lifestyle had on the people that loved and cared for him. One of his greatest rewards of being sober is knowing that his parents and loved ones are at peace – knowing that he is safe in the arms of recovery. Damian hopes that through his continued efforts in this industry, he can aid many families and individuals to find recovery.
Damian has also contributed on a legislative level where he has advocated for laws that can help aid the recovery movement and that can help people suffering from addiction get the help that they need. Damian is also a well-recognized recovery speaker. He has spoken at treatment centers, schools, prisons, rally’s, community events and fundraisers. He has been featured on number of news programs, documentaries, published articles and was on Tuesdays with Troy with Doctor Phil.
Damian’s goal in life is to continue dedicating his life to helping others recover from drug and alcohol addiction.He hopes to see a day come when addiction no longer affects every household in our communities and a time when it is no longer an epidemic in our world.
Martin is a well-recognized Sober Companion and Life Coach. He has worked in the field for over a decade helping people maintain sobriety and change their lives for the better. His specialties are alcoholism, addiction and teaching life skills that the client may have missed out on while in their addiction. He works with families guiding them through the process to secure appropriate boundaries and preparing them for positive changes in their loved one’s life. He works tirelessly with the client by helping them navigate and overcome their addiction as well as any mental health, social and emotional issues that have prevented them from long-term recovery.
Martin is in long-term recovery and has a lot of personal experiences in the struggles of addiction and trying to get and stay sober. He has also struggled with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and knows firsthand how these barriers can prevent an individual from living a happy, healthy and sober life. Through his challenges he been able to find motivation and success through coaches, peers, and service to others. He now has many years in recovery and is a prominent member in the 12 step fellowship and the community as whole.
Martin believes that his purpose in life is service to others by helping them through their trials and tribulations that comes with early recovery. He has a passion for working with others in hopes that they can find happiness and purpose in their lives.