Jason Coombs on his downfall from successful salesman to homeless drug addict
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jason Coombs (Brick House Recovery founder and CEO, author of Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover) to talk about how he took seven shots of whiskey the first time he ever tried alcohol and how the social aspect led him to drink more as a sixteen-year-old. Then we talk about his decision to cut out substances as a young adult and why he decided to go on a mission. We also dive into how a car accident led Jason into a full-blown opioid addiction after being involved in a Utah drug ring. Jason also recalls how his addiction slowly began to lead him to a life of homelessness with an addiction to heroin, alcohol, and meth.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In part two of this week's episode, Jason Coombs describes how the birth of his son gave him the volition to realize that he needed to get sober. He also explains how his son was the inspiration for his book, 'Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover, and the heartfelt moment he had with his teenage son when it first released. Then we dive into his passion for recovery and the events that led to Jason realizing that he was going to commit to a life of helping recovering addicts. You can learn more about Jason Coombs by visiting the Brick House Recovery website here: https://brickhouserecovery.com/about-jason-coombs/ You can also get his book, 'Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover, here:https://www.amazon.com/Unhooked-Help-Addicted-Love-Recover/dp/1941555403See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Behavioral and Emotional Health Management During a Crisis with Jason Coombs //S2E26
Inspire Excellence Podcast
"We can get through this." With everything going on in the world including the COVID virus, natural disasters and so much more - Jason Coombs walks us through how we can manage behavioral and emotional health during a crisis. Jason describes his journey in his own words here, "I have effectively guided thousands of addicted individuals and their families out of the chaos and into recovery. I am a person in long-term recovery myself and so I've been there. I now lead a nationally accredited substance abuse treatment center, Brick House Recovery. I'm a professional TEDx speaker, consultant, and leadership expert." Brick House Recovery was established in 2014 when our founder noticed an aching need in the Treasure Valley community: high-quality, private, faith-based addiction recovery. Since that time, our goal has been to provide exceptional and effective treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. https://brickhouserecovery.com Get his book here: https://unhooked.brickhouserecovery.com ---------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on the platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
Ministering to Those Who Seem Hopeless | An Interview with Brent Daines and Jason Coombs
Leading Saints Podcast
Kurt Francom, Brent Daines, Jason CoombsJason Coombs is professional speaker, author, entrepreneur, and former addict. A Utah native, he lives in the Boise, Idaho area with his wife and 3-year-old twins. They own Brick House Recovery, a treatment program in Boise and Idaho Falls. Kurt previously interviewed Jason as part of the Liberating Saints Virtual Summit.Brent Daines was Jason's bishop from 2006 to 2011. Brent now serves in a stake presidency, lives in Bountiful, Utah, and is the father of seven.Highlights6:30 Jason’s story started with an auto accident7:45 Jason is the grandson of President James E. Faust, and at the time attended church weekly but wasn’t living close to the Spirit. Went to lunch with a friend from work who connected him to a doctor prescribing opioids12:30 Ignored the warnings in his head but justified his actions and saw the doctor16:00 The physician was indicted for fraud five months later, sending 139 addicted patients to the street for drugs22:00 Didn’t believe he had a problem, but had merely been “found out”; marriage failed and was homeless and living in a very dark place24:30 Incarcerated and in a drug court program but couldn’t stop using25:25 Brent received a phone call from Jason’s ex-wife and went to see him in jail28:15 Brent had been prepared by his experience with his brother and was able to see Jason as Christ sees him32:10 There will be a few people who are greatly affected by you during your time serving as a church leader36:00 Called President Faust at Jason’s request and learned more about coming to this from a place of love38:30 Weekly visits from Brent led to hope for Jason, but he was still not ready to commit to change for four years after being released from jail. Brent would still appear at critical points in Jason’s life.42:00 Brent could still feel Heavenly Father’s love for Jason, even though it seemed his actions were not helping44:10 Jason made the decision to change after his son was born and in intensive care, but still went through rehab five times before he was able to complete the 12 steps and fully change47:45 Made a final confession to Bishop Daines, in spite of his fears about judgment and excommunication50:30 Immersed himself in friendship with others who were actively recovering, made good decisions, and changed his perspective on church discipline; Brent was his advocate through all of this55:50 The challenge of self-forgiveness and recognizing Jesus Christ as your personal saviorLinksUnhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover, by Jason CoombsBrick House RecoveryLiberating Saints Virtual Summit
Jason Coombs is a person in long-term recovery and the Founder and CEO of nationally accredited Brick House Recovery. He earned a Master of Professional Communication Degree (MPC) and has a deep passion for recovery. In fact, he is the author of the newly released book Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover. He is a professional TEDx Speaker, consultant, and leadership expert.Jason serves in the Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition, Drug Free Idaho, and works closely with the Institute for Addiction Study. Currently, Jason serves on the Idaho Conference on Alcohol and Drug Dependence Board.Jason loves the outdoors and is an ironman 70.3 finisher with his two brothers. Jason and his wife enjoy living in a small town outside of Boise, Idaho with their twin toddlers. You can find him in the Recovery Movement group on Facebook.You can contact Jason directly at email@example.com.
How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover || Jason Coombs
The ReConnect Podcast
In this episode, Ganel-Lyn discusses addiction recovery with Jason Coombs, a recovered addict, and author of the new book, ‘Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover.’ Jason is also the founder of Brick House Recovery, an addiction recovery center that specializes in support for addicts as well as their families.Jason opens up about his path into addiction, and the subsequent fight to recover. He shares his belief that there is always hope to overcome addiction, but it requires faith. “If you’re going to talk about the dark, you can’t NOT talk about the light. What we’re addressing is: How do we help people lean into the light?” Some important things to know about addicts are:They are usually filling a void in their life with an addiction. Addiction changes people, and makes them disconnect from others and become almost entirely self-serving. They choose addictions because of the benefits; in order to help them stop, you must explore the cost/benefit relationship with them. They can become very dishonest, which can be the most painful part for loved ones.Addicts tend to minimize the problem in their minds, so denial from loved ones can reinforce the disease. Listen when someone comes to you with an admission.Jason says, “To the families of those struggling: There is hope. Hundreds of thousands of people have recovered from this.” He also shares that, as a loved one of an addict, some things you can to today to create hope are: Get yourself healthy and empowered. Know where you end and others begin; remember that you are not your struggling family member. When you feel that you can reach out in love, not fear; in hope, not despair; in compassion and empathy, not depression or anxiety, then you can influence positively. You don’t have control of others, but you DO have influence.Ganel-Lyn closes by reminding those who are struggling that you can find God in your darkest places.You can find out more about Jason, his book, or his recovery program, go to:https://www.facebook.com/brickhouserecovery/ brickhouserecovery.com@brickhouserecoveryOr for those battling addictions, join The Recovery Movement group on Facebook. The ReConnect Podcast is produced by Anasazi Foundation. Anasazi Foundation is a wilderness therapy program for at-risk youth, and our mission is to help turn hearts homeward. Learn more about us at Anasazi.org. You may also find inspiration in reading our book, The Five Legends.
Jason Coombs #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 24
Inspire Excellence Podcast
Jason Coombs has effectively guided thousands of addicted individuals and their families out of the chaos and into recovery. Jason is also in long-term recovery himself. He now leads a nationally accredited substance abuse treatment center, Brick House Recovery. Jason is a professional TEDx speaker, consultant, and leadership expert. He has recently released his book "Unhooked" that helps people learn how to help addicted loved ones and gives guidance on how to achieve long-term recovery quickly and affordably! Purchase a copy here: https://unhooked.brickhouserecovery.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
Ep. 90 - Jason Coombs - Recovered Addict, Author, Latter Day Saint
Latter Day Lives - Talking with Latter Day Saints
Jason Coombs has an amazing story that includes years of addiction, homelessness, incarceration and ultimately hope, redemption and triumph. He is now the founder of Brick House Recovery, offering help and hope to those struggling with addiction issues. Jason is the author of the new book Unhooked: How To Help An Addicted Loved One Recover. He is open, humble, strong and so inspiring.
Episode 30: Unhooked - Jason Coombs’ Journey from Addiction to Helping People Heal
The Relevant Leadership Podcast with Ty Bennett | Inspiration | Leadership | Motivation | Inspiring Stories | CEO Interviews | Bestselling Authors
Jason Coombs is the founder of Brick House Recovery and the author of Unhooked: How to Help an Addicted Loved One Recover! Jason shares his heartbreaking, moving and inspirational story with me from being in the depths of addiction to having just received his 10 Year sobriety coin. Listen to our conversation about the life-changing insights Jason gained from his journey to recovery. Find out more about Jason at https://unhooked.brickhouserecovery.com/