HELL HAS AN EXIT Podcast is a display of resilience of the human spirit. Our host Bryan Alzate was addicted to crack and OxyContin at the age of 14. Lost and suicidal he found his own exit in hell by getting clean at 17 and involvement in a 12 step program. Since then Bryan has dedicated much of his life helping other addicts find the Exit. He is currently CEO and owner of his own drug rehab, United Recovery Project. On this show Bryan interviews individuals who have fought similar battles- emotionally raw, vulnerable and uncut. This Weekly Podcast is brought to you by United Recovery Project) & Produced by DBPodcasts.com
On this weeks episode we return with Marty Tankleff on Part 2 of 2 of his incredible story. Tankleff, falsely accused of the murder of his own parents at the age of 18 years old, was framed, wrongfully convicted, and sentence to 50 years to life in prison.
We left off on Episode 51, last week's episode, where Marty finds himself locked up with a life sentence. It becomes clearer than ever, that the justice system was not on hi...
On todays Episode, Bryan invites special guest Marty Tankleff who after 17 years was finally able to walk out of the gates of hell.
•17 years old - going from a privileged upbringing in Long Island to be framed for the double murder of his parents.
•Being coerced into “confessing”
•Being sentenced to 50 years in prison at 18 years old.
•His journey in the prison system.
•Shady cops, crooked officials, dark secrets, murder, manipulation...
This week on a very special Hell Has An Exit, the show welcomes the Wolf of Wall Street himself, creator of the legendary “Straight Line” sales method, author, lecturer, infamous wall street tycoon, Mr. Jordan Belfort. Jordan shares with Bryan about his life in the fast lane on Wall Street, the train wreck of drug and alcohol addiction that contributed to the end of his business, marriage and freedom, and the incredible story of re...
This Week on Hell Has an Exit! Bryan invites childhood friend Luis Luis.
•Trying Weed, ecstasy, cocaine and psychedelics at 11 years old
•Going from pill mills & doctor shopping to a love for needles & heroin
•His early-on experience with rehab
•Joining the army & using through basic training
•Fighting the war in Iraq & getting honorably discharged
•His continued struggle with addiction post war
•Getting Arrested, forc...
This week on Hell Has An Exit, Bryan Invites long time friend Alex K. on the show. Alex dives right into his story and gets vulnerable. He opens up about his traumas, and what led to him finally being able to overcome his addiction & alcoholism.
•Shooting himself in the foot w/ a shotgun
•Little Blue Pills
•Spending his first yea...
This week, Bryan interviews Janice T. Janice’s story is yet another example of the resilience of the human spirit even when you’re born into an environment thought to be destined for doom by most.
•Parents were missionaries in a cult
•Accidental gun shot
•Violence at home
•Molested as a child
•Heroin at 16
•Giving up baby for adoption
•Hardcore Heroin addiction
•Jails & institutions
•Drug dealers & Sex trafficking
This week on HHAE, it’s the incredible true story of Marc S. Marc takes us for an insane ride that began in the California valley in the 1960’s. The music scene is alive and vibrant, and so is the drug scene. Marc felt an instant connection. It was the beginning of an era marked by LSD being legal, bell bottoms, hitchhiking, living on the streets, & couch surfing. They were known as the beatniks, aka hippies. Marc kicked his dr...
On this week's Hell Has An Exit former 2x NBA champion and reality television star Lamar Odom shares his experiences from the neighborhoods of Queens to superstardom while battling addiction. Lamar’s father was an addict and a war veteran. A terrible tragedy struck and his Mother died when he was very young, leaving him to be raised by his grandmother. By the age of nine he knew, without doubt, that he would make it to the NBA....
Rene “C” was born to alcoholic parents. In her own words she felt she never had a chance to escape a life of addiction. Growing up her parents were in and out of rehab facilities. Sometimes they would put her in the garage and bring her food at 3 AM instead of taking good care of their small child. By the time she was five or six she was already being sexually molested by a family member that lived at the house. Her parents were ne...
This week on Hell Has An Exit, Bryan is joined by renowned New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. David Shokrian. Dr. Shokrian shares his journey with us on what it took to become one of the countries leading plastic surgeons. He spent much of his time working on cases in the Philippines and other impoverished countries around the world providing reconstructive surgery for small children born with defects, and restoring limbs. Speciali...
Episode 42: The Addict’s Diary ft.. Kevin Alter
On todays’ episode, Bryan interviews close friend Kevin Alter. The two jump right into what it was like using, Kevin’s up bringing & what ultimately led to the unlocking of his sinister addictive personality. His first time trying cocaine turned into a three day run. Everything after that was an avalanche. Cocaine became crack, crack became heroin, heroin became homelessness. Kevin...
On todays’ episode, Bryan takes a deep dive into the 12 steps. In his breakdown, he explain’s what they are, how they have dramatically shaped his life, and how you can completely change your life by doing the work. He also takes the time to clear up some of the most common misconceptions associated with the 12 steps.
Find out how Bryan’s devotion to the program has made it possible for him to manifest a life beyond his wildest dre...
On today’s episode Bryan invites long time friend Austin. Initially, the two formed a bond over their love for crack. Eventually, thanks to the rooms of NA, the two re-encountered each other in recovery. Listen to episode 40 as Austin takes us for a wild ride through some of his darkest days, relapsing after 5 years, and trying to find his place in a world where he didn’t feel accepted using anything from cocaine to crack to opiate...
On todays episode of Hell Has an Exit, Bryan invites long-time friend and Minister Danny Prada to share how his spiritual journey began and how it came to be what it is today.
Growing up a conservative Christian Danny encountered a point in his life where he began to face serious doubts about religion after coming in contact with some difficult elements in his life. After unknowingly joining a cult, he realized that almost all relig...
Welcome to Episode 38. On today’s episode Bryan brings back guest interviews and introduces us to his friend Devon C.
Devin begins his story by sharing what life was like growing up. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he had a close-knit family. They weren’t rich, but they weren’t poor. Life was good. He did well in school, always made honor roll and was a great athlete. He had a tight group of friends who all lived on the same block...
On this week’s episode, we return to Hell Has an Exit’s four-part series - Hell Has an Entrance, where host, Bryan Alzate shares his own personal story of addiction and recovery. Picking up where he left off, Bryan shares some of his final memories as an addict in active addiction and describes his journey to recovery in raw detail.
In this fourth and final episode, we rejoin Bryan in a memory where he finds himself meeting up wi...
In Part 3 of 4 — of the Bryan Alzate Story, “Hell Has an Entrance”, we join Bryan on his road to recovery, at the very beginning of his sobriety and his entrance into the 12 step program.
After completing his stay at Detox, Bryan get’s picked by his parents. The approach his dad took was something Bryan really struggled with. As its common - people who just don’t know any different, blame the drugs as being the sole reason for all ...
Welcome back to “Hell Has An Entrance: Part 2 with Bryan Alzate“.
On last weeks episode, Bryan left off at one of the most pivotal moments of his life - he found himself at Docs place which was basically a crack house in a neighborhood called Shady Banks. He was 14 yrs old the very first time he smoked crack.
The next several years of Bryans life can be described as an absolute hell. In order to feed his rampant addiction, he began ...
Welcome to episode 34 of Hell Has an Exit Podcast with Bryan Alzate. This episode is Part 1 of 4 of the “Hell Has an Entrance” special, where host - Bryan Alzate, begins to share his own personal story.
Bryan grew up in good neighborhood with plenty of friends. On paper, his environment seemingly provided everything a kid could ever need to flourish and have a healthy and normal upbringing. For many reasons though, he always felt di...
Welcome to episode Thirty-Three of Hell Has an Exit Podcast with Bryan Alzate. On today’s episode, Bryan sits down with good friend Baltimore John.
On this episode Bryan and John dive right into what it was like for John being born and raised in Baltimore, and what his early childhood teenage years were like. For John, his abusive father kicked off the beginning of a tumultuous upbringing until his parents finally got divorced. It w...
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