VIDEOICE CREAM YOU SCREAM, WE ALL… – 

Nov. 24, 2022 – WELL, FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER STRUGGLED WITH ADDICTION OR SOBRIETY, YOU KNOW, THE HOLIDAYS CAN BE A TOUGH TIME YEAR. BUT TONIGHT WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU A SUCCESS STORY, HOW ONE MAN WENT FROM BEING A HEROIN ADDICT TO RUNNING A THRIVING BUSINESS. THAT’S RIGHT. SAM CARUSO HAS AN AMAZING TESTIMONIAL STRUGGLE, BEATING THE ODDS, REDEMPTION, ACCESS AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT ALL IN THIS LOUSY. CREAMY FATTY. IT IS A TREAT FOR YOUR TONGUE A FULL, FAT, FULL FLAVOR, DECADENT ICE CREAM WITH JUST ABOUT ANY INGREDIENTS YOU CAN IMAGINE. IT HAS A CULT FOLLOWING IN THE CITY. THIS HAND-CRAFTED SMALL BATCH GOODNESS IS NOT SCOOPED UP, BUT SOLD BY THE COURT FULL FROM THE BACK OF THIS DONUT SHOP IN MID-CITY. IT IS SOUGHT AFTER 20 BUCKS A POP AND REGULARS SAY WORTH EVERY PENNY. WHILE ICE CREAM IS SWEET FOR SAM CARUSO, HIS SOBRIETY IS EVEN SWEETER. 17 YEARS I WAS AN I.V.. HEROIN. 17 YEARS IN AND OUT OF HOMELESSNESS. A IT WAS DARK EVEN BEFORE HE WAS A TEENAGER, SAM SAYS HE WAS ALREADY ON HIS WAY TO BECOMING AN ADDICT. FOR ME AS A CHILD, I STARTED DRINKING AT THE AGE OF. 1011 AND THEN FOUND AND FOUND MYSELF IN DRUGS AND ALCOHOL. AND THAT’S HOW I COPE. I FOUND OPIATES OR HEROIN AT 20 AND STARTED OVER AND I.V. AND IT WAS JUST DARK FROM DARK PLACE TO HAVING A LIGHT BULB MOMENT FOR CARUSO. IT HAPPENED FIVE YEARS AGO. I’VE BEEN A HOSPITAL. 30 TIMES A YEAR FOR THE THIRD TIME. I WAS LIKE, RIGHT BEFORE THAT, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GONNA GET IS ONE LAST SHOT. HE DID 12 STEP PROGRAM, A GROUP MEETING, A PSYCHIATRIST, COUNSELING THERAPY, LEARNING THE TOOLS TO DEAL WITH EVERYDAY LIFE WITHOUT THE SUBSTANCES SO LONG HE SURFACES AND. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW I HAD NO ABSOLUTELY NO COMMUNICATION SKILLS KNOW MYSELF ESTEEM WAS IN THE DIRT AND MATTER OF FACT, I WOKE UP AT 37 YEARS OLD WHEN I GOT SOBER FIVE YEARS AGO AND I HAD NO IDEA I WAS. BUT NOW, NOT ONLY HAS HE FOUND HIMSELF? HE’S ALSO HIS CALLING AFTER, BEING SERIOUSLY INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT. SAM MAKING ICE CREAM ON ME AND I WON’T WORK FOR ANYBODY MORE. I DON’T CARE AS LONG AS I JUST MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO RENT AND BE ABLE TO PAY MY BILLS AND I’LL HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS TO HANG OUT, ENJOY LIFE. AND THEN I FOUND MYSELF WITH THIS MACHINE. PEOPLE STARTED IT AND I COULDN’T MAKE ENOUGH. HE GOT SO POPULAR SELLING ICE CREAM FROM HIS HOME. EVEN THE CITY STARTED TO TAKE NOTICE. YEAH, I GOT A LETTER FROM THE CITY. THEY PUT A AND DESIST ORDER ON MY DOOR. IT WAS A FORCED EXPANSION. HE NEVER PLANNED FOR A BUSINESS THAT HE IS BANKING ON, INVESTING ALL OF HIS EARNINGS TO KEEP UP WITH CUSTOMER DEMAND. ALL OF THIS FOR SOME LOUSY ICE CREAM. HE NAMED THE BUSINESS THAT IN REFERENCE TO A QUOTE HE READ ABOUT FINDING THE OPPORTUNITY IN EVERY CHALLENGE. I THOUGHT IT WAS A QUOTE FROM LAO TZU FROM FROM FROM THE ANCIENT CHINESE. UH BUT LIKE A YEAR LATER I FOUND OUT IT WAS A QUOTE FROM SUN TZU FROM THE ART OF WAR. BUT THE NAME STUCK, AND SO TOO DID THE ICE CREAMS POPULARITY…

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