People are dying and a little hope can go a long ways. We can do anything we want if we are willing to fight for it. Substance abuse is destroying our country
Eric McCoy, C.A.T.C II, is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor who has been working in the substance abuse industry for over 16 years, Author of Pain, Failure, and Misery are the Stepping Stones to Success, and Host of the High While Clean Podcast. He has acquired an ability to reach people through unique tactics that don’t fall into the normal scope of treatment. Based in Los Angeles County, California, he has been in successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for over seven years.
As a six-time convicted felon who was facing 15 years in prison in 2001, Eric has impressed upon a conviction that, "no matter where you have been or what you have done, you can do anything you want if you are willing to fight for it.” Eric’s personal experiences, healing, and sobriety inspired him to become a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor.
Eric relapsed in 2013 and went on a six-month frenzied meth binge that nearly killed him. In 2014, Eric went to rehab for 30 days, which was when he realized he would lose it all if he didn’t get clean and sober once and for all. This, in turn, categorically saved his life.
The ensuing years ignited a fire inside of Eric as he began to compose his autobiography and self-help book, Pain, Failure, and Misery are the Stepping Stones to Success in 2018. His profound knowledge and expertise on substance use disorder and how he works with others has always been guided by his deep compassion and understanding of others. That same year, he began teaching at a college and left the treatment industry.
Eric now focuses on education as an instructor at a college for people working to become counselors. His emphasis is to create an environment for people to learn tools of healing themselves by focusing on the experts working with them. Eric works to give a voice to those who have died from drug overdoses and advocates for those still suffering by sharing his story of pain and how he was able to use his suffering to achieve the success he never imagined.