Aug. 16, 2022

Episode 45: From Los Angeles with Love

Episode 45: From Los Angeles with Love

Author, publisher, counselor, and Hollywood socialite, Leonard Buschel joins Recovery Uncensored all the way from Los Angeles, California, to discuss his journey through marijuana and MDMA addiction and share about his newly released memoir, HIGH: Confessions of a Cannabis Addict. Recently celebrating 28 years of continuous recovery, Buschel shares how he had no intentions of taking getting clean and sober seriously but something inside him changed at the Arizona rehab during a gruesomely hot summer that made him question his drug and alcohol use and his practice of drug dealing. After losing what he describes as the love of his life, he nearly had a nervous breakdown that lead to the rehab and the beginning of his unsuspected transformation. He navigated through recovery and developed the Reel Recovery Film Festival, Writers in Recovery, and the Addiction and Recovery eBulletin. His film festival is in its 14th year, and in 2016, earned him the Link Award by In Recovery Magazine for promoting recovery "using film, panel discussions, and speakers to understand and encourage compassion for people living with addictive disorders."