Strides in Recovery Founder on Running to Maintain Sobriety
Strides in Recovery Founder Leslie Gold on Running to Maintain Sobriety
Last year, over 70,000 Americans died of drug overdoses. It is estimated that 22 million Americans over the age of 12 are addicted to drugs or alcohol, and nearly a million teens are as well. These numbers suggest that as many as 1 in 3 families is impacted by addiction. Therefore, chances are you know someone who is struggling with a substance use disorder. “So what does this have to do with running?” you may be thinking, or perhaps “How can I help?” That’s what today’s guest is here to talk about. As the founder of Strides in Recovery, today’s guest, Leslie Gold, has coached hundreds of people in early recovery across the finish line of races ranging from 5Ks all the way to full marathons. So many of the participants have said that the experience was life-changing, that training was absolutely critical to their long-term sobriety. Leslie’s going to talk to us today about how you can inspire someone who is struggling with addiction get started on a running program that can change their life. She’ll talk about what you can say and do, and why that works.
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