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Meet Kevin Zurek of Recovery Rockstars in Encinitas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Zurek.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Kevin. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
My journey with Recovery Rockstars started two years ago. Over the span of a few years, I lost my best friend and brother-in-law who ended up taking their lives, followed by my sister who passed away from an accidental overdose.

My best friend Doug battled with addiction and depression. My brother-in-law battled with mental illness and my sister struggled with alcoholism and bulimia.

After losing Doug, Noah and Holly I created Recovery Rockstars which is a platform for those in recovery to share their story to deliver the message of hope and inspire those who are suffering, as well as provide insights for the loved ones dealing with someone who is battling addiction.

Currently, these stories are shared on our site at recoveryrockstars.com, our podcast and through social media.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Creating Recovery Rockstars has had its challenges. Making sure I am 100 percent available to my audience, and continue to be a good husband and father is a balance. I want each and every rockstar to know that I support them, as well as my wife and children.

Also, time management can be difficult. We are now looking for brand ambassadors, volunteers and advocates who want to get behind the movement and help us spread the message of hope to save lives.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Recovery Rockstars – what should we know?
Recovery Rockstars is a movement and lifestyle brand that is dedicated to delivering the message of hope to those who are struggling with addiction and mental health challenges.

We deliver the message of hope through people (“rockstars”) from all across the world who are willing to share their story and words of wisdom to help others who are struggling along with the loved ones that are trying to gain insights to learn how they can help those who are suffering.

We are best known to be a relatable and reliable resource to those who are looking for connection.

I’m most proud that we receive messages from across the world from people telling us that our website, podcast and social media channels are making a difference in their life.

i.e. a mom who has a daughter in prison that is a struggling heroin addict. Our stories give her hope that her daughter will get better.

i.e. a woman who is a month sober that continues to read the stories during moments of weakness because the stories inspire her to continue to stay sober… no matter who hard it gets at time.

i.e. a rockstar in recovery that shares their story for the first time on our site and gets a ton of positive feedback and support. After the support, they feel confident and empowered to continue to go out and share their story time and time again to help others.

Our website, podcasts, and social media channels are creating a positive ripple effect that is only going to grow.

Lastly, we sell Recovery Rockstars apparel and coffee mugs to support the brand, gain supports and break the stigma around addiction and mental illness.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Compassion, empathy, purpose & passion, love and a genuine desire to help others through this community.

Pricing:

  • Men and women’s shirts range from $24-$25
  • Hats are $25
  • Mugs are 12.50

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2 Comments

  1. Gretchen

    April 12, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Compassion, caring and genuine concern have always been a trademark of Kevin’s life. I have watched as he struggled to define how he could help others. His concern for the wide variety of addictive behaviors is apparent on his site, as he includes eating disorders and self esteem issues. He does not offer advice, but simply allows a place which offers hope to others that addictions can be overcome.

  2. Chantel

    April 12, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Kevin what an amazing person you are to be of service. I am an alcoholic in recovery and work a 12 step program with a Sponser. I also am of service by sharing my story and being open about my recovery. I am not ashamed, in fact the more open I am the more I am of service to those suffering silently. I live in LA and am very much involved in the sober community. I would love to hear how I could help you in your endeavors. Thank you for this platform! What a wonderful thing you are doing!!

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