Today, Pro Skater Brandon Novak Is Two Years In Recovery From Opioids


What does the mainstream media get wrong about addiction and long-term recovery?

By: Ryan Hampton, Contributor

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When he was in active substance use, Brandon Novak was a hurricane. A walking disaster. He’s the first to admit it. Whether he was shooting heroin, drinking wine, or smoking crack, Novak left a trail of burnt bridges and broken relationships behind him. The pro skateboarder, bestselling author, and Jackass star was famous in part for his drug and alcohol abuse. Now, two years sober, he’s challenging the mainstream media’s perception of him—and of long term recovery.

What is long term recovery? Although the recovery community doesn’t have a strict standard for it…click here to continue reading