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Episode 9: Fit To Recover with Founder Ian Acker

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Our host Dan Miller and Ian Acker, founder of Salt Lake City UT based Fit To Recover, discuss the four pillar approach Ian discovered through his own recovery journey from substance abuse. His focus on fitness, nutrition, creative arts and community service have evolved into this non profit organization with a mission to provide a safe place for people in recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Ian explains how well being is measured by progress toward individually set goals, and the all inclusive Fit to Recover center is a community support system that offers connection, resources, exercise, group therapy and friendship. Through his own experience of trauma, suicidal thoughts, body dysmorphia and failure, he was able to shift his perception and continues to thrive in his recovery along with his community.

Dan Miller is using his Military Veteran benefits to complete a graduate program at Idaho State University. Dan served gallantly as a Navy Hospital Corpsman in the Fleet Marine Forces. After his honorable discharge, Dan found himself redefined as a Veteran who battled with PTSD, alcoholism, substance abuse, and addiction. Dan found strength in Recovery, enjoys a life worth living, and is pursuing his MBA in Project Management.