Q&A with Mitch Prager

February 11, 2020

The Executive Corner is a new weekly feature of the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin. We send our participants forty questions and ask them to choose twenty they would like to answer. It includes a short profile and a link to their website. We hope you enjoy it.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin or its staff.



Mitch Prager

Mitch Prager has been personally involved in assisting professionals and executives recover from alcoholism since 1998. Mitch lost his brother Jeff to an opioid overdose and his best friend Jerry to alcoholism. This fueled his passion to teach those suffering from substance use disorders how to enjoy life without alcohol or drugs.

Previously, Mitch was a resort hotel general manager in Arizona for 12 years. He founded and managed Hospitality Career Services, which was highly regarded for performing executive search recruiting services exclusively for the hospitality industry. His hotel management experience contributed to developing Soberman’s Estate as a clinically-excellent residential treatment center, within a service-oriented, upscale boutique resort environment.

Mitch was one of the youngest members selected as a member of the Society of American Magicians. He is an award-winning magician and worked his way through the University of Nevada Las Vegas as a Magical Entertainer.

As a servant leader, Mitch provides the Soberman’s Estate team with the tools needed to ensure a safe, enjoyable and productive work environment.


Q. If you are in recovery, what was your DOC and when did you discontinue its use?
A. Alcohol and May 25th, 1998  

Q. At which of the schools you attended did you learn the most?
A. University of Nevada Las Vegas

Q. Do you believe leaders are made or born?
A. Made

Q. Which film have you watched the most?
A. Rocketman

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity in recovery?
A. Robert Downey, Jr. 

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

Q. What is your favorite hotel or resort?
A. Cap Juluca on Anguilla   

Q. Where do you go to “get away”?
A. Hike in the Sonoran Desert 

Q. What is your biggest or littlest pet peeve?
A. I don’t sweat the small stuff 😊 

Q. How do you measure success?
A. gratitude and acceptance 

Q. If you had an extra million dollars, which charity would you donate it to?
A. Ronald McDonald House

Q. Who was your biggest influence throughout your life?
A. My family  

Q. What is your current hobby?
A. Performing as a Magician 

Q. What prominent fe/male figure would you most like to date?
A. My wife  

Q. If you were giving a dinner party for your 3 favorite authors, Living or dead, who would they be? (choose 4 if you think one might be too drunk or stoned to attend.)
A. Stephen Covey, Dennis Prager, Deepak Chopra  

Q. What is your FAVORITE Radio show, news show?
A. Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me

Q. What is your FAVORITE APP, or Podcast?
A. unorthodox 

Q. What is your FAVORITE TV/cable/digital series?
A. Curb Your Enthusiasm 

Q. Who is your FAVORITE Director?
A. Stephen Spielberg  

Q. What is your FAVORITE Museum?

Q. What is your FAVORITE Band/composer/musical artist?
A. Emerson, Lake and Palmer  

Q. What is your FAVORITE Broadway musical/play?
A. Les Miserables

Q. Who is your FAVORITE Psychologist or what school of thought as related to psychology?
A. It depends on the client

Q. What is your FAVORITE Sport to watch? To play?
A. Watch Football and Swim  

Q. What is your FAVORITE Snack?
A. Fruit, Cheese, Nuts 

Q. What is your FAVORITE Cuisine?
A. Italian 

Q. What is your FAVORITE Restaurant?
A. The Palm Court 

Q. What is your FAVORITE City?

Q. Have you ever been arrested and, if so, what for?
A. No

Q. Do you have any children?
A. Blessed with 2 daughters  

Q. Do you think the U.S. should adopt the Portuguese Decriminalization Model?
A. Yes

Q. What books are you reading now?
A. 4 Daily Meditation Books and You Should Really Talk To Someone 

Q. Do you take work home with you?
A. Yes 

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
A. Take time to recharge your battery

Q. What is the best piece of advice you’ve given?
A. Acceptance and Gratitude are keys to serenity  

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

Q. What are five things you always carry with you?
A. Wallet, Keys, Phone, Business Cards, HP  

Q. What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
A. Opening Soberman’s Estate  

Q. What is the proudest moment in your life?
A. Admirations of my family 

Q. Is there a favorite “Quote” you would like to share?
A. Yesterday is History, Tomorrow’s a Mystery, Today is a Gift … That’s why it’s called the Present  

Q. What is your favorite Weekly News Bulletin?
A. That’s easy … it’s the Addiction/Recovery eBulletin