Rescue the Rescuer
About This Show
Do You Ever Feel Like Everything Is Going Up In Flames? Fire fighters, police officers, military, EMS providers, and all first responders are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. My mission is to put a spotlight on these problems and help find solutions with the Rescue the Rescuers podcast and blog. I want to help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for First Responders like addiction, PTSD, relationship failure, and more.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 33- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Recovery Expert
Join former NFL player Randy Grimes and I speak about identity, loss, and redemption.A former professional football player whose career spanned 10 years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Randy Grimes had spent 20+ years battling an addiction to painkillers that he had developed while trying to treat career-related injuries. He now uses his inspiring story of recovery to help victims of drug and alcohol abuse through his work as a Interventionist and as Business Development/Strategy's at Transformations Treatment Center.
Due to the success of Athletes in Recovery, Randy and Transformations Treatment Center have partnered with the NFL and MLB to bring further awareness and treatment services to professional athletes and their families. As a result of this partnership, 100's of former professional athletes have since been treated. Randy’s passion for helping others does not end with athletes and he is committed to helping numerous families find balance and peace of mind by getting their addicted loved ones the help they need for their drug and alcohol addiction. Randy is has performed countless interventions all over the country and has brought hope and healing back to families when it seemed all hope was lost. His Never Give Up attitude translates from the gridiron to his recovery.
Randy has been an exemplary ambassador and a example of the power of professional treatment. Married for 36 years to his college sweetheart Lydia, who is also a Certified Family Addiction Coach, they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Randy can regularly be seen as a commentator on numerous national TV networks including NFL Network, Anderson Cooper, Father Albert, CNN, Fox Sports, MSNBC, Fox News, SiriusXM Sports and he is often called on to provide professional insight and opinion for countless radio interviews and print media pieces.