Tom Bodkin went from former addict in a high stress career to Ironman triathlon finisher in addiction recovery. He is a US Army veteran, former forensic anthropologist for a medical examiner office, and former adjunct professor of anthropology at four year university. Tom also spent 5 years as a computer draftsman for a land surveying company, and during the same time achieved the 500 hour yoga teacher registration through Yoga Alliance. At the time of this writing, he is the Public Information Officer at a metropolitan health department. He's dad to a wonderful daughter and likes to flat water kayak, hike, and read. Tom encourages addicts to get help in the 12 step program of Narcotics Anonymous.
June 2nd, 2018 | 45 mins 46 secs
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Tom Bodkin went from former addict in a high stress career to Ironman triathlon finisher in addiction recovery. He is a US Army veteran, former forensic anthropologist for a medical examiner office, and former adjunct professor of anthropology at four year university.
Tom talks about his journey from recovery to completing the 70.3 Ironman. We talk about the ten years he has spent sponsoring people in Narcotics Anonymous, the sponsor/sponsee relationship, what families should do if a loved one is using, and his decision to make the story of this journey more public. "People in recovery are valiant warriors," Tom says. Join us for this inspiring conversation. Tom gives shout-outs throughout our talk today.
Note: Tom's views and experiences are his own and he is not speaking on behalf of the Narcotics Anonymous organization.
The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/
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