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4: Living Hell to Living Big with Ian Young

by | Nov 8, 2020

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
4: Living Hell to Living Big with Ian Young

Ian Young uses his own experiences to see how he can genuinely benefit others. 
 He has been working in the Private Sector of the Addiction treatment industry since 2003, successfully touching the lives of thousands of people and their families, showing them a new way to live and encouraging them to rebuild their lives 

Ian was the founder of two large Rehabilitation facilities in the UK in 2004 and 2006 And is currently the Co-Founder and Treatment Director of The PARC ~ Phuket Addiction Recovery Clinic , which he has been developing and growing since September 2019. Ian is about to begin a new project on the island of Koh Phangnan, where he is collaborating to create a sober health and wellness co-working retreat next to the beach called Eden. 

In 2008 Ian founded Sober Services Global, which helps people attain and maintain recovery from their behavioural health challenges by offering bespoke packages of treatment to individuals and their families also affected by the patient
Ian published his autobiography “It’s Not About Me ~ Confessions of a Recovered Outlaw & Addict, from living hell to living big” in 2013.

 Ian’s personal mission is to co-create a green and harmonious world, through laughter and love, bringing a better quality of life to all who cross his path and beyond.

Some key points from our interview:

  • How he had to hit rock bottom for him to turn his life around
  • How his third overdose woke him up and started his sobriety journey
  • How he realised that for himself absolute abstention was the only way he would recover from his drug and alcohol addiction 
  • How the hardest part of his recovery journey was surrendering and accepting the facts
  • How recovery had helped him move away from being the bad guy to a good guy

"Gratitude is so important" – Ian Young

You can get more information about Ian here:  https://www.sober-services.com/ian-young/

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"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features  individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.

Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.

She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken,  from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/
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