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Today’s guest, John Breen, is a recovered alcoholic who turned his life around and founded Fitness in Recovery. In his conversation with Danny, John shares what his battle with addiction looked like and what resources helped him find sobriety. He discusses how the support of his community, God, and fitness have helped him establish a healthier mindset, as well as help others do the same. John and Danny talk about the mental struggles behind addictions and other various aspects of mental health that you can learn to navigate. Join Danny in this conversation to learn more about John’s story and how you too can rewrite your story. 




About the Guest: Dr. Ghafoor is an addiction medicine psychiatrist based out of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She began her training by completing an accelerated B.S./M.D. program through Villanova University and Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Ghafoor completed her residency in Psychiatry at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ where she also served as the Chief Resident. Dr. Ghafoor completed a one-year clinical fellowship in addiction psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. She has special interests in addiction, eating and mood disorders, and women’s mental health. Additionally, Dr. Ghafoor now serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Drug & Alcohol Division at the Wedge Recovery Center and is the co-founder and current president of Fitness Recovery, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia.You can reach out to Dr. Ghafoor at the following email address:

Where Addiction Recovery and Athleticism Build Strength Together

Addiction has played a significant role in John Breen’s life. As a child, he watched his father struggle and eventually lose his battle to alcoholism. Then, as a young adult, Breen lost his younger sister to medical complications related to addiction. Most recently, in June 2018, his nephew was one of the 4,491 drug-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania. 

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