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.
Dan Fosmark on abusing substances to numb physical and emotional pain   (00:00) October 14, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Dan Fosmark to talk about growing up in a great household with a loving family but struggling to cope with a couple of shoulder injuries that derailed his hopes of playing football. He also dives into his experience with medications during his […]
Chris Hill opens up about what it took to finally find recovery from years of meth abuse   (01:17:38) October 12, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Chris Hill to talk about Chris’s experience drinking alcohol at a young age, how his parent’s divorce opened the floodgates for his substance abuse, and the first time he tried meth at seventeen. Chris also opens up about some of the struggles […]
The Role of Faith in Recovery – A General Conference special   (35:08) October 07, 2021
In this bonus episode that originally aired on KSL Newsradio for the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last weekend, we talk about the role of faith in recovery with special guest, Todd Sylvester. 
Todd Sylvester shares how a lemonade stand helped him find the road to recovery   (01:01:34) October 05, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Todd Sylvester to talk about how his all-or-nothing mentality began to fuel his success in high school basketball but also began to plant the desire for addiction as he began to party on the weekends.  Then Todd opens up about how his […]
Susan Peterson shares how the Sobriety Foundation is changing lives in the recovery community   (11:52) September 22, 2021
In this bonus episode, we are joined by Susan Peterson (Secretary/Treasurer – Sobriety Foundation) to talk about how addiction has impacted her family and the amazing work that the Sobriety Foundation is doing for the recovery community in Utah.
Cameron Marshall shares how addiction and heroin sabotaged his life for so long   (56:52) September 21, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Cameron Marshall to talk about growing up in a small town and experimenting with Meth at the age of 12, how addiction has plagued his family since he was born, and why his relationship with his mother deteriorateddue to her addiction.  Then […]
Evan Done talks about the amazing resources available right now for National Recovery Month   (41:20) September 14, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Evan Done(Development Director with USARA) to talk about all of the amazing resources that USARA offers for those who are interested in recovery, what the stages of care look like for someone and some of the amazing events that USARA has planned for […]
Overcoming addiction and finding clarity through breathwork and meditation with Cass and Paulus   (01:13:12) September 07, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Cass and Paulus from Inner Alchemy to talk 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 […]
Danny Deaton shares the lessons that led him down a road of addiction   (01:01:38) August 31, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Danny Deaton(founder of Living Proof Recovery) to talk about his first time trying alcohol as a middle schooler, how he felt that he had found a feeling he’d been searching for his whole life after trying oxycontin, and how his addiction began […]
How the body scan meditation can promote body awareness with Dr. Matt   (22:00) August 24, 2021
In this week’s episode, Dr. Matt Woolley is flying solo while Casey is out and we dive into a couple of different ways that body scanning can help bring mindful focus towards pain points throughout our bodies before diving into a 10-minute meditation that you can use to help be more mindful throughout the day.
Travis Whittaker opens up about finding his identity through recovery   (01:04:56) August 17, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Travis Whittaker(Vice President Of Clinical Outreach at True Recovery) to talk about how playing basketball growing up filled a void in his childhood, why an injury introduced him to opioids, and how began to chase the feeling he had the first time he […]
Cullen Easter talks about his desire to help raise awareness for opioid abuse through OpiCure   (59:09) August 10, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Cullen Easter (President and co-Founder of OpiCure, Professional cyclist, Registered Nurse at UofU Health) to talk about finding his passion for helping others after struggling to find his place as a young adult, how he started to use alcohol to cope with life’s hurdles, […]
Randy Burton talks about how hitting rock-bottom helped fuel his passion for MMA   (55:55) August 03, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Randy Burton to talk about how his father’s abandonment led him to experiment with marijuana at an early age, the decisions that led him to sell all of his possessions to pay for heroin, and how he found himself homeless and losing […]
Bo Walker talks about how coming up in the party and DJ culture became his addiction   (56:36) July 27, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Bo Walker (Program Staff at Chateau Recovery and Radio DJ) to talk about growing up in New Orleans, adapting to the party culture within the city, and how his drinking got out of control early in his radio career. Then Bo opens […]
Why our thoughts impact behaviors on a deeper level than you would think   (44:20) July 20, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt take some time to catch up and talk about Casey’s vacation in Mexico, some of the teaching opportunities that Casey ran into while in Mexico when it comes to recovery, how our thoughts can directly affect our behaviors, and some of the best lessons you could […]
Dr. Rod Gardner opens up about the scary realities of addiction and why it doesn’t discriminate   (01:27:18) July 13, 2021
This week we’ll be revisiting our interview with Dr. Rod Gardner while Casey is out on vacation! In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Dr. Rod Gardner, DDS, to discuss how he began to experience anxiety at a very young age and how it led to him being self-conscious about […]
Able Ortega talks about being a full-blown drug addict at thirteen years old and living the gang life   (01:08:13) July 06, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Able Ortega and Nicole Ortega to talk about how Able was sexually abused as a child, being introduced to crank (meth) at thirteen years old, and how the gang life began to shape the young man he would ultimately become. Then Able […]
Sgt. Spencer Cannon on how addiction and substance abuse has made an impact on his life   (58:08) June 29, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Sgt. Spencer Cannon to talk about the day he pulled over our past guest, Jessica Butterfield, how law enforcement is adapting to new challenges with substance abuse and addiction, and how the stigma of addiction is changing. Then Spencer open’s up about […]
Terra Leben recalls how abusing substances as a young teen pushed her to the edge   (01:23:06) June 22, 2021
In this week’s episode, Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Terra Leben(Care Coordinator – Odyssey House) to talk about feeling like she never fit in with her peers growing up, why she wanted to take her life at 8-years-old, and how seeking treatment as a teenager would shape who she would be […]
Revisiting Casey Tucker’s shocking experiences with an addiction that almost took his life   (58:29) June 15, 2021
In this week’s episode, we revisit one of Project Recovery’s most powerful episodes featuring Casey Tucker. Casey talks about how physical and mental abuse as a child eventually led him to hang out with the wrong crowd, taking drugs as a teenager, getting sent to a youth correctional facility, joining a gang, and getting beaten […]