Randy shares his dramatic experience of playing 10 years in the NFL for The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He tackles with humor and honesty the 22 documented concussions, the highs and lows of his career, the coaches, the players and the insanity of the substance abuse that was professional football in the ‘80’s and early ‘90’s. Also, the HOPE of recovery from addiction and the motivation behind reinventing and finding himself after sports and 20+ years of opiate dependence. He reveals his ‘Playbook’ on addiction education for families and friends impacted by substance abuse.
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Gig Length: 20 - 240 minutes
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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 Board Certified Interventionist and Business Development/Stategy Director at Transformations Treatment Center in Delray Beach, FL. In 2012, out of a desire to help other struggling athletes that he played with and against, Randy launched “Athletes in Recovery” a program which is designed to help athletes of all levels find treatment for addiction, while offering continued support for those already in recovery.
Due to the success of Athletes in Recovery, Randy and Transformations have partnered with the NFL’s “Player Care Foundation” as well as the 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 for Transformations Treatment Center and is a quality 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, MSNBC, Fox Sports and Fox News, SiriusXM Sports and he is often called on to provide professional insight and opinion for countless radio interviews and print media pieces.
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