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.
Patrick Williams comes back to talk about the benefits of openly sharing your recovery journey   (50:48) October 04, 2022
Patrick Williams joins the show again to recap his addiction journey, how he’s used social media to help connect with others who are living a sober lifestyle, and some of the struggles he’s faced while trying to date due to the stigma surrounding addiction. You can find Patrick on Instagram at @ptrickwill, on Facebook at […]
From full-blown addict to the The Road Drummer with Scott Schwarz   (01:04:11) September 27, 2022
Scott Schwarz(@TheRoadDrummer_) to talk about finding his passion for music while growing up, some of the struggles he experienced while starting his own record label in Eugene, OR, and how giving up on his dream of being successful in the music industry led him down a path of addiction. Then Scott opens up about the ways […]
Melissa Catmull Shares Her Struggles With Battling An Eating Disorder And Opioid Addiction   (01:09:39) September 20, 2022
In this week’s episode, Dr. Matt Woolley and Casey Scott address the comments surrounding marijuana addiction from a previous episode, as well as hear from Melissa Catmull, who struggled with an eating disorder early on in her teenage years, how it began to impact the way she viewed herself. Then Melissa talks about adapting to […]
How Cass and Paulus found clarity though breathwork to create the framework of their recovery   (01:13:12) September 13, 2022
This week we’ll be retelling the stories of Cass and Paulus from Inner Alchemy who open up about their experiences through partying as 19-year-olds, the moment they realized they had to change their lifestyle, and buying a motorcycle and moving to Mexico to travel and gain a better understanding of how to manage their addictions. […]
Catlin Lorito opens up about her descent into an addiction to marijuana during the pandemic   (01:01:42) September 06, 2022
Catlin Lorito joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley this week to share her recovery journey that started initially with battling depression and anxiety following the divorce of her parents, how she found comfort in being with friends with the “stoner” crowd, and her descent into chaos after she started abusing alcohol and partying.  We […]
Why getting into a flow state can lead to longer focus and lasting accomplishments   (38:42) August 30, 2022
Dr. Matt Woolley is solo this week while Casey Scott is out on a business trip and we dive into inspirational stories of recovery, the nine factors associated with the state of flow, and how achieving flow can lead to deeper concentration and lasting accomplishments in and out of recovery. You can learn more about […]
Savannah Eley on overcoming her own demons to help our rural communities struggling with addiction   (01:12:34) August 23, 2022
Savannah Eley(Service Coordinator at StepOne Service Castleview Hospital) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to talk about her experience with feeling segregated from a community that was predominantly religious growing up in Carbon County in Utah, her experience with abusing prescription medicine to help combat postpartum depression that she was experiencing following the birth […]
Jordan Lee on his transition from dealing drugs to living a life of recovery   (01:04:49) August 16, 2022
Jordan Lee (Director Of Marketing And Business Development for Deer Hollow Recovery) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to share his experience with getting expelled from school in middle school for possession of drugs, selling drugs as a teenager instead of attending school, and his dark reality of being a lonely, homeless teenager addicted […]
BONUS: Aubri Devashrayee raises awareness on nicotine addiction and the dangers of vaping   (16:22) August 13, 2022
In this bonus episode, Casey Scott talks with Aubri Devashrayee(Media Coordinator of Tobacco Prevention and Control Program for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services) about the dangers of tobacco and the reality that so many people face while being addicted to nicotine. Aubri also shares great resources that WayToQuit.org provide for those looking to […]
Recovery is better than you could ever imagine…but it’s not easy   (18:22) August 09, 2022
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott is flying solo and opens up about being told “I’m proud of you” as well as sharing some messages from some of our listeners. He also talks about why it’s important to accept that you’re an addict in order to hold yourself accountable and the joy of focusing on […]
Yvonne Rodgers shares how an abusive partner left her disabled and demanding change   (57:23) August 02, 2022
Yvonne Rodgers joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to share how a tumultuous relationship with an ex-husband created a tense atmosphere for her family throughout the years, adapting to the reality that her son had become addicted to meth, and experiencing firsthand domestic abuse that would ultimately leave her permanently disabled in her right […]
Shay Mitchell talks about finding recovery for herself and accepting the reality of being an addict   (01:02:40) July 26, 2022
Shay Mitchell joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to share her recovery journey that started early on in her childhood with a father who suffered from addiction, how she began to develop anxiety from unaddressed traumatic experiences growing up, and the relief she felt from the moment she tried alcohol for the first time. […]
The impact that optimism has on recovery with Casey and Dr. Matt   (43:31) July 19, 2022
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about some of our favorite episodes throughout the past couple of years, a letter that came in for Casey, and optimism’s role in recovery. Then we dive into the three P’s to defeat cognitive distortions, how optimism creates the seen for motivation and change, and the path to […]
Corey Markisich and Ryan Decker share their recovery journeys and their work at Wasatch Recovery   (01:15:09) July 12, 2022
Corey Markisich(Executive Director of Wasatch Recovery) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to open up about how anxiety affected his childhood, experimenting with Oxycontin in high school with his friends, and how abusing pain medication led to getting arrested for participating in a major drug ring. Then Ryan Decker(Marketing Director of Wasatch Recovery) joins the […]
Ryan Brown talks about taking his life back after addiction had taken everything from him   (01:13:25) July 05, 2022
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Ryan Brown to talk about how Ryan’s perfectionist attitude throughout his time in high school helped him avoid experimentation with substances, spending two years in Hong Kong on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and checking the boxes of creating a […]
How “keeping the plates spinning” can hinder our personal growth as we get older   (41:50) June 28, 2022
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley talk about the importance of changing our behaviors to make long-lasting and positive improvements in life, and why the phrase, “Addiction does not discriminate”, is such a monumental idea to understand to avoid discrimination against those who are struggling with substance abuse. We also dive into finding the balance […]
Amy Harris on finding the courage to live a life of recovery — one day at a time   (01:12:18) June 21, 2022
Amy Harris joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to talk about growing up in a party household, having her first alcoholic beverage as a child, and how she was introduced to the idea that alcohol could be used to calm the chaos in her life during her teenage years. Then Amy opens up about […]
Riley Loosemore shares his unforgettable journey to recovery   (01:08:43) June 14, 2022
Riley Loosemore(Peer Recovery Coach at USARA) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to talk about how his abusive father leaving his family as a child created a hole in his life, being introduced to substances during his high school years, and how he became a father of 3 by the age of 19. Riley […]
How The Village Effect aims to help young teens with Bryan Hedin and Rob Eastman   (20:17) June 10, 2022
Bryan Hedin(Executive Director of Renaissance Ranch) and Rob Eastman(Eastman Fitness & Wellness) join Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley in a bonus episode this week to talk about how “The Village Effect” can provide an atmosphere that helps many families address many of the factors that could build the framework for substance abuse and addiction […]
Bryan Hedin opens up about getting honest about his addiction in order to find recovery   (01:02:17) June 07, 2022
Bryan Hedin(Executive Director of Renaissance Ranch) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley this week to talk about struggling with his identity during his teenage years, his fear of not amounting to anything in life, and the relief from the anxiety that he felt after getting drunk for the first time. Then we dive into […]