Project Recovery

TV personality Casey Scott has taken the first step. He is confronting his addiction. Now what? Join Casey on his journey to become a better person, one day at a time, new from KSL Podcasts. With the expert help of licensed psychologist, Dr. Matt Woolley, Casey's struggle may remind you of your own. Whether you're addicted to alcohol, drugs, social media or pornography- this podcast won't make you stop. That's up to you. But if you want help, or you want to help someone you love, subscribe for free to Project Recovery wherever you get your podcasts.
LT Weaver recalls his darkest days while struggling with substance abuse   (01:00:15) November 24, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by LT Weaver to talk about how a chaotic household growing up gave birth to his addictive behaviors, his introduction to serious drugs, and how his addiction to meth left him completely broken. Then he opens up about his time in jail after […]
Rachael Pioltini talks about dealing with addiction at 15, being homeless, and helping others during recovery   (50:38) November 17, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Rachael Pioltini to talk about growing up in a family of addiction, getting into addiction recovery at the young age of 15, and finding early success working in Hollywood.  Then she opens up about leaving her family to chase her addiction, the […]
Cord Stimpson opens up about pursuing a soccer career to being addicted to heroin   (01:04:06) November 10, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Cord Stimpson to talk about how he was on track to become a successful soccer player after winning the national championship in 2011, how his family beliefs shaped him as a young adult, and why he started to rebel against his parents. Then Cord […]
Jason Bush opens up about living a secret life of addiction   (01:04:39) November 03, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Jason Bush to talk about growing up in a household where drinking wasn’t allowed, going on a mission to New Zealand, and how he met his ex-wife, Shelly Smith, who we previously had on our show. Then Jason talks about how the image of […]
Vulnerability hangovers, reminding ourselves what’s truly important, and our self-care routines   (33:53) October 27, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey and Dr. Matt talk about vulnerability hangovers, why it’s so important to open up about our feelings, and why Casey is giving more respect to his mugshot. We also dive into Casey’s eternal optimism, why everyone is walking around with limited capacity because of everything that’s happened in 2020, and […]
Christine and Rick open up about how addiction has shaped their lives over the years   (01:04:28) October 20, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Christine and Rick Dixon(Renaissance Ranch) to talk about meeting each other at BYU, their goals of having the perfect family, and how addiction within their family almost cost them everything. They dive into how their two sons were addicted to heroin as young adults, […]
We open up about all things therapy, why temptation in sobriety is so common, and   (52:30) October 13, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey and Dr. Matt open up about temptation while living a sober lifestyle, why it’s so hard to find a great therapist during the pandemic, and some of the various types of specialties in therapy. Then we talk about why relapse is so common and how there is so much more […]
Diana Harrison opens up about years of manipulation and addictive behaviors   (01:06:52) October 06, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey and Dr. Matt are joined by Diana Harrison to talk about growing up in a household with divorced parents, dealing with being bulimic, and how a broken rib stopped Diana from purging but created an addiction to pain pills. She also dives into her experience with abusing her partner’s pain […]
Shelly Smith recalls the pain of overcoming a marriage full of addiction   (01:14:58) September 29, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Shelby Smith to talk about her experience with addiction and how her husband suddenly started living a double life when they moved to St. George to chase a dream.  Then she talks about losing everything and having to move back to Ogden […]
David Watkins & Mary Jo McMillin with Use Only as Directed join us to talk about addiction and recovery   (46:05) September 22, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by David Watkins(Weber Human Services – Regional Prevention Director) to talk about the many ways that Use Only as Directed is approaching opioid addiction prevention, how we need to be more responsible with our prescriptions, and how their new public awareness campaign, “Know Your Script”, evolves […]
Opening up about suicide prevention to help raise awareness during National Suicide Prevent Month   (48:02) September 15, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about Casey graduating from the 24/7 program he’s been in to have his license, how the impact of last week’s episode has completely shocked us, and why adults trivialize experiences that our kids go through. Then we talk about ways to address suicide with our […]
Josh Danowski opens up about the pain he feels after losing his son, Brock, to suicide   (01:11:47) September 08, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Josh Danowski to talk about the loss of his son, Brock, to suicide. Josh talks about Brock’s upbringing and how on the outside, Brock looked to be the perfect teenager. Josh also talks about Brock’s struggles with mental health and depression, Brock’s passion for becoming a cowboy, and […]
Ryan Stream on growing up homeless, his alcohol and drug use, and being deployed to Afghanistan   (56:12) September 01, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by musician and public speaker, Ryan Stream, to talk about growing up homeless, living in the foster system, and how he felt when he was finally adopted. He also talks about his decision to join the military at seventeen years old, how he […]
Dr. Rod Gardner discusses how anxiety and being self-conscious built a foundation for addiction   (29:50) August 25, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Dr. Rod Gardner, DDS to talk about how he began to experience anxiety at a very young age and how it led to him being self-conscious about himself growing up. Rod also recalls the first time he tried alcohol and how he […]
How Dr. Rod Gardner was able to get his life back on track after his opioid addiction   (34:09) August 25, 2020
In part two of this week’s episode, Rod talks about writing his own prescriptions and how he began to abuse prescription pills. We also talk about his stints in rehab and how Rod immediately went back to his addiction. We also talk about his time in prison and jail after being charged with multiple felonies […]
Damion explains his journey from missionary to addict   (36:36) August 18, 2020
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott is joined by Damion Hiatt (CFO – Renaissance Ranch) to talk about how recovery influences us every day, how it weighs on the decisions we make, and how recovery still has to come first. Then we dive into Damion’s story of addiction and how his experimentation with alcohol at the age of eleven […]
Crawling out of the depths of addiction with Damion   (41:48) August 18, 2020
In part two of this week’s episode, Damion recalls how his addiction led to aggressive and abusive behaviors, to the point of constantly contemplating suicide. He also talks about being excommunicated from the church and stealing painkillers from his grandma. Damion then talks about how his family set up an intervention to try and get him […]
Can an addiction be healthy? Plus, we break down the stages of behavior change   (25:58) August 11, 2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about whether or not there is such a thing as a “good addiction”. Then we dive into why people who have addictive behaviors often abuse food once they get sober from experiencing substance abuse. We also break down the first stage of behavior change — precontemplation.    
How stages of behavior change play their role in recovering from addiction   (20:02) August 11, 2020
In part two of this week’s episode, Casey and Dr. Matt continue their discussion of the stages of behavior change (contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and relapse) and how they impact someone’s road to recovery after suffering from addiction.
Jeff Call describes how his addiction can be traced back to his teenage years   (28:25) August 04, 2020
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Jeff Call to talk about how his addiction stemmed from when he was thirteen years old and how he began to experiment with marijuana, alcohol, and hallucinogenics as a teenager. We also talk about how having the perfect childhood was all taken away after he began to abuse marijuana […]