When we talk about addiction, we have to talk about overcoming odds. The idea of getting clean and sober seems impossible and the thought of living the rest of our lives in recovery can be paralyzing. But the world is bigger than us and our addictions, and people have to overcome all sorts of odds.
Oleg Lougheed is our guest today. He knows the annihilating power of alcoholism, the gnawing pain of starvation, and the isolation of being in a new land among a language he didn’t understand. He is now a TEDx speaker and the host of the Overcoming Odds Podcast and is here to tell us how he climbed his way out of a hopeless fate.
Oleg has rewritten his story from a Russian orphanage to a rich and fulfilling life in the United States. How will you overcome the odds and rewrite your own story in recovery?
Oleg’s start in life was inauspicious. At 9 years old, he relinquished his parents’ rights to his alcoholic mother and guardian sister and entered the Russian orphanage. At 12 years old, he decided to be adopted into a new family, in a new country halfway across the world, to start a new life. At 24 years old, he began his journey of helping others live the life they have always dreamed of, despite their hardships and misfortunes, by allowing them to recognize the uniqueness and worth within their own story.
Overcoming Odds Podcast
The Overcoming Odds podcast is where you get a glimpse into the stories of individuals who have overcome adversity, suffering, and struggle to achieve their personal success.
Your story matters. It is overcoming the odds along the way that have shaped you into the beautiful human being you are today.
Embrace it. Share it. Live it.
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Omar’s Story on Overcoming Odds