Back From Broken Back From Broken is an interview series about what it takes to recover from the biggest challenge of your life — and what others can learn from your adversity. Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela, an award-winning journalist who's also a recovering drug addict, hosts the podcast.Vic talks with guests about challenges like substance abuse, mental illness, gambling addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. Each story describes the highest highs, the darkest moments and what it takes to make a comeback. It's a raw, empathetic show that's ultimately about hope — and how recovery is possible.
Back From Broken

Back From Broken

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Back From Broken is an interview series about what it takes to recover from the biggest challenge of your life — and what others can learn from your adversity. Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela, an award-winning journalist who's also a recovering drug addict, hosts the podcast.Vic talks with guests about challenges like substance abuse, mental illness, gambling addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. Each story describes the highest highs, the darkest moments and what it takes to make a comeback. It's a raw, empathetic show that's ultimately about hope — and how recovery is possible.

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Back From Broken is a podcast about the highest highs, the darkest moments and what it takes to make a comeback. Colorado Public Radio's Vic Vela — a journalist and recovering drug addict — talks to guests about how they've struggled and the surprising ways they put their lives back together. It's an intimate show about challenges like substance abuse, PTSD, gambling addiction and mental health issues. Ultimately, it's a podcast about hope. The first episode arrives Feb. 21, so subscribe now!

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