Mike Grant is a recovery success story. Mike grew up with some anger issues as a result of things that happened in his home. He started drinking at 13 years old and thought it would help him for many years. Instead, drinking at such a young age stunted his emotional development. He lacked the emotional skill set he needed to make good decisions in his life.
Early in his recovery he started running as a way to manage emotions and stress and running led him to sustained recovery. Mike started a local running club for people in recovery and they organize runs and do races together. Working with people in active addiction allows Mike to connect with the rawness of what addiction really is. There’s no romanticizing it from the side of recovery because he knows what it’s really like.
Mike published a book called (Re)Making A Sandwich: An Addiction Case Study, a creative nonfiction memoir that follows him for six years as he goes through treatment to fulfill the requirements of an intensive diversion program for habitual drunk drivers. (see book here)