My name is Gary K. I am a grateful Recovering Alcoholic, Drug Addict and Recovery Warrior – Clean and Sober since August 25, 1996. I am blessed to know that my “life mission” is to carry the message of hope and the miracle of Recovery to as many people as I can reach.
For the past 5 years it has been my honor to serve as an AMBASSADOR FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG DEPENDENCE Inc.
Proudly, I CREATED AND PRODUCED 4 NATIONAL TOURS of the live stage production PASS IT ON…AN EVENING WITH BILL W. & DR. BOB presented by NCADD, Inc. in which I also portray the role of BILL W. The show, widely recognized as an innovative catalyst for recovery education, fund raising events and Step 12 Service work, has appeared in dozens of cities throughout North America. We are now booking our 5th National Tour for 2016 –Email us to find out How It Works: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a RECOVERY CIRCUIT SPEAKER, I have shared my personal story of addiction in dozens of states at treatment centers, retreats and recovery conventions. In South Florida alone I have carried the message to over 40 addiction treatment centers
It is my honor to serve as DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RECOVERY EDUCATION CAMPAIGN – featuring the landmark Public Television documentary “ONE DAY AT A TIME” produced by Northern Light Productions in partnership with Hazelden Publishing – for World Wide Broadcast in over 70 Nations and over 300 Domestic Markets. www.onedayatatimethemovie.com
AS A NATIONAL NETWORK TV AND RADIO TALK SHOW GUEST, I advocate for 12-step recovery, on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Clear Channel and National Public Radio.
As a PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTIST, I have appeared in over 30 National and International Broadway Musical Tours on stages in over 400 cities and 50 countries and have performed in over 20 Off and off off Broadway productions.
ON 9.11 MY LIFE WAS CHANGED FOREVER. Working on Wall Street – I found myself in the South Tower of the World Trade Center when the first plane hit the North Tower. By the Grace of God I narrowly escaped with my life, volunteered for service in the Evacuation Triage and witnessed countless miracles.. My experience on 9-11 led me to explore the contemplative life at the Abbey of Gethsemani where I took a vow and re-dedicated my life to be of maximum service to those who suffer.
Currently – when not on the road advocating for 12 Step Recovery I carry the message through sponsorship and by TEACHING EDUCATIONAL COURSES ON THE HISTORY, HOPE AND HEALING OF 12 STEP RECOVERY, facilitating 12 Step workshops and running I.O.P. groups for a number of treatment centers.
For Hazelden Publishing I am currently working on my first full length book – “STEP TWELVE – THE HOLY GRAIL OF RECOVERY” due to be published in the spring of 2016.
My personal story – “Gary K. Alcoholic Addict – THE WAY OUT” is available on CD and can be downloaded from my website www.garykimble.com