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From Suicidal Drug Addict to Clean and Sober Super Achiever

Former drug addict, example of real life makeover

Former drug addict, example of real life makeover

Have you ever seen that tv show called Extreme Home Makeover, where they take a run down wreck of a house and transform it into a virtually unrecognizable, beautiful work of art?

I love that show and I always get emotional
because the first 25 years of my life resembled
the “before” (run down, falling apart) until I learned and applied some specific strategies to my life, and things are very different now. The tv show is great metaphor for what is possible in any area of your life when you have the right tools, support and strategies.

Below you will find my interview with a person who made a similar remarkable transformation in his own life.

His Before looked like this:

He lived in poverty, was a high school dropout, drug addict, Alcoholic and made more than one suicide attempt hoping to end his own life.

Until he managed to create a remarkable turnaround in his life and now…

His After looks like this:

He got and stayed clean and sober, became a counselor to others struggling with the same cycles he once battled, went on to college,
earned a 4.0 GPA and was honored in the National Deans List, lost 50 pounds in 3 months, and became financially successful despite his
earlier years of poverty. He has an amazing relationship with his wife and two daughters and lives a rather extraordinary life now.

Listen¬†in as I interview Mike Kemski, creator of Banabu Life¬†where he reveals EXACTLY what he did to transform the circumstances of his life “from worst to first” and how you can too!

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Live Your Dreams,


If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug problem, the friendly staff at AxisResidentialTreatmtment are waiting to help. All it takes is a phone call.

ps. please forward this to a friend if you know someone who would benefit from learning from this amazing, uplifting, real life turnaround example
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  2. By Karen Mason on Apr 7, 2009 | Reply

    Hi, Jill! Thanks for the information! What network will it be on? I’m going to have to TIVO it – Love your updates!


  3. By asadkhan on Jul 28, 2009 | Reply

    i dont take drugs as commonly undestood but during adolescence when i had noturnal emmitions i thought it was a serios desease and with every emition i became weaker,ithought.some inexperience doctor prescribed sleeping pills.a became addicted.then i had mental breakdown .ihad to go throughECT.the psychtrist prescribed ,among other medicines,diazepam.i became i became addicted.ieachtime i tried to give it up i lost weght and memory.once i livedsuccessfully without diazepam for six monthsbut the there was strong desire for it .my health deteriorated.the doctor prescribed another medine .i take it daily.i wonder how i can leave it .i am 70 now.

  4. By Jill on Jul 30, 2009 | Reply

    Have you tried to get other opinions from different medical professionals?

  5. By Maria on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply


    My Brother is into drugs from last 15yrs.It started with a thrill in high school and now he is completly into it..many times we tried to help him to come out of it but he denies how ever he is constantly into it ..he has manage to quit it completely for sometime however he goes back and start again…I want your help to suggest me ways , we can bring a person completely out of Drugs.More than him our life has affected badly as its difficult to control him when he is on drugs.

    Please support


  6. By Jill on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    Hi Maria,

    I would recommend you consult with local addiction specialists and above all else, let your brother know when he is ready to talk about it & do something about it, that you will be there for him. It is extremely challenging to help someone who is in denial. Love him as best you can in the meantime.

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