July 1, 2024 – LT Weaver, a person in recovery and founder of the nonprofit Recovering Addict, is pioneering a different approach that emphasizes peer-oriented practices. In September, National Recovery Month, he’s planning to embark on a bicycle ride from Salt Lake City to St. George, to raise awareness of his recovery method and attract more Utahns to his recovery program. Weaver told St. George News his most recent practice ride was 122 miles. He is currently riding 500 to 700 miles per month, as he knows he will soon almost match the lower end of that range in a single ride.

To ensure his success, Weaver has assembled a comprehensive support team. They will handle logistics, social media and mechanical needs, all while documenting his journey live. That was in January 2020, during a time when in-person Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We went live on YouTube for four months in a row,” Weaver said, adding that he rapidly gained an international audience, which led to collaborations with other YouTubers…