Bulleted, Dramatic, Personal Story Show Segment Idea
(In chronological order)
Normal growing up in San Francisco in the 50s and early 60s
Married and went to college in 1965 at age 17
Became a musician, then a hippie with a famous music career (Sly & The Family Stone, The Electric Flag, and The Elvin Bishop Group)
Used drugs (all kinds) and alcohol for 18 years
Had a number of bad trips, including one that landed his first wife in a mental hospital and cost him his marriage.
Became an alcoholic to cover the pain and agoraphobia from bad drug experiences and free love (that is, sex outside of marriage).
Sought help in many forms of psychology, with psychiatrists, in Scientology, (21 different approaches to lifestyle, problem solving and personal growth in all) but nothing worked
including the willpower/behavior modification and 12 Step higher power approaches.
Decided on suicide in 1980 (a miracle stopped him)
Following the Bible did work
and has for 24 years
He says hes not a recovering alcoholic or drug user
hes an EX alcoholic and drug user. He says that alcohol and drugs are just too harsh for his level of sensitivity now and therefore not enjoyable.
Hes been living a life of deep fulfillment and great purpose for 24 years now
which has been manifesting as a writer, speaker, media personality and musician.