Rise & Grind Reno: Alternative Sentencing – Rethinking Law Enforcement’s Role in Recovery

I attended the Rise & Grind graduation ceremony in Reno, Nevada, on August 24, 2018.  I was moved to see many members of law enforcement participate and enjoy the event.  These officers are on the forefront of a new way of integrating law enforcement into drug addiction recovery.

Rise & Grind Reno: Family Support for Ladies in Recovery…

I attended the Rise & Grind Reno graduation on August 24, 2018.   Grant Denton, the founder of Rise & Grind, had family members of some of the graduates flown in to surprise them at their graduation.  I interviewed some of the family members right before the graduation.  Check out this moving video.

Meet the Ladies of Rise & Grind Reno: Hear How an Active Sober Lifestyle Enhanced Their Recovery

Meet the fab four, graduates of the Rise & Grind Reno program in Reno, Nevada.  The program was founded by Grant Denton and has helped turn around the lives of its participants.   This interview was taped in Reno on August 24, 2018.

Beth A.: How She Overcame an Eating Disorder with the Help of Addict2Athlete…

Meet Beth A. of Addict2Athlete in Pueblo, Colorado.  I interviewed Beth at the “Hero Run”, a fundraiser to assist local recovery resources in Pueblo.  Hear about how Beth was able to overcome an eating addiction and restore her health.   For more information on the Addict2Athlete program, visit http://www.addict2athlete.org.


Meet Chris Carter of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles and Hear How CrossFit Has Become Part of A Healthy Sober Lifestyle….

Meet Chris Carter of Veterans Overcoming Obstacles in Pueblo, Colorado.  Chris shares about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in his recovery.  He also shares about how he works with veterans of the armed forces to help them in their recovery.  Chris is a huge proponent of CrossFit and explains why….

Rise & Grind: An Innovative Program in Reno, Nevada Designed for Women in Recovery

Grant Denton and Lisa Moore came together to create “Rise and Grind”, an innovative program in Reno, Nevada, designed specifically for women in recovery from substance abuse and inter-related mental health issues.   The majority of women in recovery also suffer from eating disorders, get addicted faster and have a higher relapse rate.  That’s why what Denton and Moore and doing is so important and ground-breaking.  They are equalizing the playing field for women in recovery!!!

Denton, Moore and participants in the Rise & Grind program.

The 90 day Rise and Grind program includes a weekly course on healthy eating and a daily workout at 6 a.m. at American Iron Gym.   The program is intended to build muscle, self-esteem and discipline.   Moore told us the ladies “get clean and sober – and they stop doing drugs, but then they need to learn how to do the nutrition part of it the working out part of it.”   Denton added it’s a 90 day program that is intended to be integrated into a long-term recovery program.   Rise & Grind graduates get a one year free membership to American Iron Gym when they graduate.   For more information visit www.facebook.com/riseandgrindreno.    Denton and Moore are serious players in recovery but also know how to have fun.  Below is video they recreated to celebrate the graduation of a 2018 class.  GREAT WORK!!!!!

CrossFit for addiction recovery

Tim Mustion climbing a ropeTim Mustion of Boca Raton, Florida and the CrossFit gym, CrossFit HYPE shares with us his recovery/exercise experiences. After years of mixing drugs and alcohol with CrossFit, I got sober in September 2015 and worked the Twelve Steps. I soon found out that getting involved in the community, being held accountable, and helping others both inside the CrossFit gym and in AA meetings has strengthened my recovery ten-fold and has allowed me to do things I never thought possible. CrossFit and recovery go hand in hand, healing the mind, body, and spirit.