Q&A with Author & Interventionist David Marion

David Marion is a certified interventionist, public speaker, founder of The Life Recovery Coach and author of Addiction Rescue; The NO-BS Guide to Recovery.  As a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP) and a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC), he is dedicated to helping those battling substance abuse onto a path of sustained recovery and fulfilling lives. A recovering addict himself who lost his marriage and relationships to substance abuse he is “uniquely qualified” to introduce others to a clean and sober way of life.

The Life Recovery Coach

Addiction Rescue; The NO-BS Guide to Recovery

Q. If you are in recovery, what was your Drug of Choice? When did you stop using?
A. Quaaludes, alcohol and opioids/heroin.

Q. Do you think addiction is an illness, disease, a choice or a wicked twist of fate.
A. Disease

Q. Do you log on to ZOOM 12-step meetings? How often? Do you share?
A. Yes 3-4 times a week. I do share in most meetings.

Q. Have you added anything to your Tool-kit to help keep you sober during the pandemic? 
A. Increased my spiritual connection and workouts and made many more phone calls daily.

Q. Where did you grow up?

Q. If you had an extra million dollars, which charity would you donate it to?
A. Arts In Reach.

Q. Do you have any children?
A. Yes, two daughters, 25 and 23.

Q. Have you started any new projects because of the quarantine?
A. RX Awareness Campaign with the CDC on Opioid Awareness.

Q. If you ever retire would you prefer to live by the ocean, lake, river, mountaintop or penthouse?
A. Ocean

Q. Who has had the biggest influence on you throughout your life?
A. Bill Wilson’s writings.

Q. What/Who is your FAVORITE Band/composer/musical artist?
A. The Dead

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
A. Pain in life is inevitable but misery is optional.

Q. What is the best piece of advice YOU’VE given?
A. Pull your head out of your ass and don’t proceed until you hear the pop.

Q. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken?
A. Getting thrown out of a country for trying to bring drugs back home.

Q. What is your biggest regret?
A. Way too many!!

Q. Have you ever been arrested and if so, for what?
A. Yes, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering.

Q. What is the proudest moment in your life?
A. The birth of my two daughters and getting sober.

Q. Do you believe in God or a Higher Power?
A. God

Q. What is your FAVORITE weekly news bulletin?
A. The Addiction Recovery eBulletin.