Ryan David Leaf is an
advocate for those struggling with mental, and behavioral health
issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about
mental health issues and addiction. Ryan works to eliminate the
mental health stigma and says, "asking for help is a sign of
strength, not weakness."
The former quarterback had a stellar career at Washington State,
which included Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year (1997), First
Team All-American, Sammy Baugh Quarterback of the Year, and Heisman
Trophy finalist. He also led the Cougars to the ’97 Rose Bowl. Leaf
was selected No. 2 overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Diego
Chargers, and spent four years in the league.
Ryan is currently the CEO and President of RAM
Consultant, Inc. as well as program ambassador for Transcend
Recovery Community. He also works significantly within the sports
world as a college football analyst. Ryan joined ESPN in 2019,
where he calls college football games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. He also
hosts the Pac-12 radio show from 7-10 am PST on Sirius XM and is a
regular contributor on SportsCenter.
About the Podcast
This podcast addresses hope and recovery successes for individuals, friends, family, parents and associates who have been or may be addicted to opioids, heroin, cocaine, prescription drugs, fentanyl, alcohol, etc.
These are stories and interviews with former addicts, parents and loved ones that describe the horrors and ultimately methods they have sought and found to save lives and help. We talk also with law enforcement, doctors, authors, sports figures, academia and advocates.
Issues include the changing world of drug abuse and rehab from 12 step programs to alternative and holistic approaches to detox, withdrawal, and education for stable life style changes.
The "Point of no Return' is when the individual has come to a realization that they need and want help.
Also for friends and family of addicts who are at their wits end and don't know what to do.
This podcast is intended to bring hope and inspiration for recovery.