208: Finding a New Purpose in Life with Maroon 5 Founding Drummer Ryan Dusick


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​​It’s so easy to break down and find yourself in an emotional spiral when adversity strikes at the height of your career and then all the things you’ve worked hard for are suddenly taken away from you.

On today’s episode, Duane speaks with Ryan, as he talks about his journey through addiction and recovery. As the founding drummer of the band Maroon 5, Ryan Dusick was busy touring for years, until a chronic injury caused him to lose everything. And the way he coped with all the pain and trauma was through alcohol and drugs.

Now living a whole new life filled with purpose and meaning as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and mental health advocate, Ryan has also authored the book, Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery. He’s sending a powerful message that there's hope in recovery and finding a new path in life.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Ryan's breakdown as a performer – physically and emotionally
  • His experience with self-loathing and self-medication
  • How pride gets in the way of growth
  • Humbling moments during the last six months of his addiction
  • What recovery looked like for Ryan
  • Writing the book as the culmination of his journey

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