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.
Vicky Cordova on overcoming addiction that stemmed from depression and isolation   (48:16) December 01, 2022
Vicky Cordova joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to talk about how growing up in a family that frequently hosted parties introduced her to alcohol at the age of five, the highs and lows that came with working at a local bar in Logan, Utah, and learning to relax after stressful work shifts with […]
Deepening your relationship with your body awareness through body scan meditation with Dr. Matt   (22:00) November 22, 2022
In this week’s episode, we replay one of our favorite episodes with Dr. Matt Woolley who dives 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.
Cade Cooper opens up about how his children and his faith sparked his recovery   (47:29) November 15, 2022
Cade Cooper joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to open up about growing up as a perfectionist with an “all or nothing” attitude, the impact that his mindset had on his youth when he started abusing substances, and how being introduced to pornography sent him to a dark place as a young adult. We […]
Dr. Bryce Herrera on normalizing addiction as a human experience   (52:55) November 08, 2022
Dr. Bryce Herrera (Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW & Psychiatric Program Specialist at Huntsman Mental Health Institute) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley to talk about his inspiration behind pursuing social justice, why working in addiction recovery can be so fulfilling, and his past work with treating veterans who suffer from substance abuse. Then we […]
Brad Shreeve opens up about how driving under the influence completely saved his life from addiction   (01:17:56) November 01, 2022
Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley are joined by Brad Shreeve to talk about Brad’s experience with dealing with addiction in his 40s, how his introduction to opioids began his downfall into substance abuse, and the moment he started chasing the high of substances. Then Brad opens up about the first time he decided to […]
Sammi Anderson on overcoming addiction and breast cancer to become a recovery advocate   (01:02:17) October 25, 2022
Sammi Anderson(Chief Operations Officer at Meridian Outcome Enhancements) joins Casey Scott and Dr. Matt Woolley in this week’s episode to open up about some of the struggles that she experienced growing up with a father who was addicted to alcohol, dealing with depression at the age of thirteen, and why she feels that drugs saved her […]
Sara Archuleta opens up about growing up with her father struggling with addiction   (01:11:48) October 18, 2022
In this week’s episode, we’re joined by Christian Smith again as well as his daughter Sara Archuleta to talk about what her family life was like growing up with a father who was struggling with addiction, learning to cope with her feelings of love and hate towards her parents while they were battling the effects […]
How addiction and substance abuse has made an impact on Sgt. Spencer Cannon’s life   (58:08) October 11, 2022
In this week’s episode, we replay one of our most informative stories featuring Sgt. Spencer Cannon, who opens up about the day he pulled over one of our previous guests, 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 […]
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. […]