EPISODE 10: How Trauma Leads To Addiction: But You Don’t Have To Follow with Shane Pettis

Welcome back to Warriors Unmasked
- The Podcast

We had the honor of talking with 6-year army reserve veteran and mental health advocate, Shane Pettis! Growing up one would describe Shane’s childhood as fairly normal. Some would even go so far as to say that it was actually a good environment to grow up in. That was the case until one night when Shane was 14 years old, eager to fit in with his peers Shane attended a party that would prove to be a life-changing event that would influence the next 10 years of his life. Listen to his story as he talks about the event and how this trauma took him from having it all to fighting against addiction and almost losing his life. Shane’s story of courage and perseverance is an inspiring journey of how he was able to overcome all that pushed against him and is now learning to not only live but thrive in life. Shane’s story of hope and healing is one that we can relate to and we think you might relate to it too. So if you’re joining us this week and struggling we want you to know that your story is far from over and that there is great power in sharing it with others! Let Shane lead by example and listen in as he authentically owns and tells his story. Never forget, the best is yet to come for all of us. Chuck and Clint.

More of what we talked about...

  • The event that changes Shane’s life forever
  • How mental illness manifested as a teenager
  • How Shane’s trauma started coming out in college
  • The struggle with alcohol and medication addiction
  • When Shane hit rock bottom
  • How Shane gained hope and started moving forward
  • What Shane’s life is like today
  • The importance of asking for help
  • And much more!

More of what we talked about...

  • 0:02 What to expect today
  • 1:12 Meet Shane
  • 5:59 How Shanes mental health journey started 
  • 8:12 The day everything changed for Shane
  • 11:08 Why Shane started to show interest in the military
  • 17:11 When Shane started to have a substance abuse problem
  • 26:56 When Shane hit rock bottom
  • 33:50 Where Shanes illness took him
  • 43:15 Shanes evidence of a higher power
  • 51:13 Our favorite guest to have on Warriors Unmasked
  • 55:28 Closing remarks

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