Randall Carlisle is a well-known figure in the state of Utah. The former lead news anchor on ABC4, got his start in media as a teenager, and retired in 2017 after 50 years in broadcasting. What some may not know is that Carlisle is now sober, and soon to celebrate his 7th birthday, after struggling as a functional alcoholic for years.
Carlisle has been working for Odyssey House, Utah's largest substance use treatment center, for the past year and a half. He says he's become a happier, more gentle, patient, caring person with sobriety. His experience at Odyssey has been very rewarding, especially seeing others go from living on the streets to finishing treatment programs, and moving on with life after getting jobs and moving into housing. To Carlisle "recovery is possible with anybody. Doesn't have to be somebody who goes to an expensive treatment center or goes to a nonprofit. Whatever works, works, but recovery is possible, and that's the message I want to get out."
Learn more about Carlisle's story on the podcast Project Recovery, here. For more on Odyssey House, click here.