Always Evolving: Did Coach Mike Hit Rock Bottom?

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You won’t want to miss this very personal episode of Always Evolving in which Coach Mike Bayer celebrates 19-years sober. Coach Mike shares his story of addiction and recovery in a way he has never done so before. He invites his divorced parents, Aina and Ron, who have only spoken to one another twice in 20 years, to join him in a conversation that he feels is long overdue. Coach Mike explains that he has never talked openly about his addiction with both of his parents and having a radically honest conversation is critical to understanding the full story. Coach Mike admits things to his parents that they never knew and his parents open up about what they knew about his use, the mistakes they feel they made and their honest reaction to his coming out. Mike and his parents hold nothing back and in the end, express their gratitude for one another and how much they have all learned through the pain and healing.

*Always Evolving is a Stage 29 podcast