Jeff Dougherty, the Director of
Operations at BreakAway Health Corporation, is an open book as he
shares the depths of his drug addiction, leading to prison time,
fractured relationships, and homelessness. Jeff doesn’t sugar coat
it. He is not ashamed of his past. Owning his story helped Jeff
survive and made him love who he is today. Addiction does not
discriminate. Jeff will forever be an addict battling his inner
demons every day for the rest of his life. Listen to this episode
and learn about the huge positive leaps Jeff has made in his life,
including 12 years of sobriety, assisting addicts, and helping to
find missing and exploited children. To anyone who is suffering to
the grasp of addiction, please reach out, there's HOPE, there is a
way out!! You are LOVED!!
Dougherty discusses growing up in Florida and how he became
involved in using and selling drugs.
talks about going to prison.
happened when Jeff went to rehab at Cooper
did it take for Jeff to finally get sober?
talks about his life after leaving Cooper
conducts interventions and explains how they work.
shares how he has educated his daughter about his past
talks about his work in finding missing persons.
talks about his grief facilitator training and working with Native
Jeff ever get burned out and how does he make sure he takes care of
isJeff Dougherty’s opinion
Addiction is a family
have to stop pretending that addiction is something to be ashamed
have to talk about it. When we silence the problem and pretend like
everything is okay when it isnt, the fire grows, and disintegrates
everything in it's path.
give up on your family and friends.
3 Key Points:
got Jeff Dougherty sober was a willingness and a desire to change
everything in his life, and be so sick and tired of being sick and
says that when looking for a missing son or daughter it takes boots
on the ground, not just making calls at home and posting on the
journey, no matter how painful, is what makes you who you are
want my daughter to know what Dad used to be and what he is today
and I want her to be of service to and have that servant’s heart.
To be able to know that just because somebody is homeless doesn’t
mean they are dirty or that just because someone is a drug addict
doesn’t mean that they are forgotten. Because a lot of us do that.
We throw away that person just because they’re on the streets right
now.” – Jeff Dougherty
you are an addict, I have the firm belief that we are always an
addict and we have addict behavior. But we are able to change it
and see it and utilize our tools better so we don’t have to drink
or use over it.” – Jeff Dougherty
sobriety date started off as October 26th of 2007. So, I just
celebrated 12 years of sobriety...It hasn’t been an easy journey. I
started very young, at a young age, around the age of 11,
dabbling.” – Jeff Dougherty
a living example of what you can become. I didn’t get sober until I
was 33.” - Jeff Dougherty