My name is Omar Pinto and my friends call me O. I am the host and founder of The SHAIR Podcast, a podcast dedicated to interviewing addicts and alcoholics all over the world who share their inspiring journey of recovery from alcohol, drug abuse and other forms of addiction.
I moved to Costa Rica in 1999 at the age of 29 to launch an online casino and sportsbook business. Unfortunately, I was also introduced to cocaine and to the wild night life party culture of Costa Rica.
By 2003 I lost my wife, my business and almost lost my life. That same year my daughter was born and so was my new-found reason for living. I vowed to myself and to my newborn baby girl that I would do whatever it takes to get clean. On May 25th of 2003, I took my last drink and has been clean and sober ever since.
I have over a decade of experience in 12-step recovery and throughout this time have been coaching and mentoring recovering addicts. I guide them through their recovery and introduce them to a new way of living. In 2013, and at 10 years clean and sober, I met and married the woman of my dreams and, with her loving support, launched The SHAIR Podcast in 2015.
SHAIR stands for Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery and it was that mindset and philosophy that empowered me to get clean and change everything in his life. Every week The SHAIR Podcast broadcasts amazing life-changing success stories from addicts and alcoholics all over the world and shares their inspiring journey into recovery.
My passion and life’s purpose is to inspire people struggling with addiction to take that first step towards recovery, to show them that their life could be so much better and that there is a better way to live.
The SHAIR Podcast
My story and bio have also been featured in these Recovery Media Publications:
Profiles in Recovery: Omar Pinto – DrugRehab.org
Recovery Rocks: Omar Pinto – VeronicaValli.com