Season 1, Episode 134: Omar Pinto – Mentor for Recovery and Podcast Host

Today’s guest is Omar Pinto. Omar has been in recovery for eleven years now. But before recovery, he spent 4 years in denial about being a drug addict. His drugs of choice were predominantly alcohol and cocaine but he’d settle for pot, ecstasy, mushrooms or whatever was at the party.

During those 4 years, he lost his business, his friends and business partners disowned him, and his wife left him. Omar’s health was very poor and he was even exhibiting severe symptoms of schizophrenia and paranoia.

It wasn’t until his daughter was born and he held her in his arms for the first time that he truly surrendered and accepted that alone he could not win the battle against drugs and alcohol. In that moment, he experienced his first spiritual awakening and asked the God of his understanding to relieve him of his drug addiction, if only for the sake of his daughter.

That is the moment his journey in recovery began. He turned his life over to the care of God and began to feverishly work a 12 step program of recovery. Omar’s Higher Power restored him to sanity and today he lives a life beyond his wildest dreams.

So what does he do next? He pays it forward. Omar gives back what was freely given to him, each and every week on his podcast, SHAIR (Sharing Helps Addicts in Recovery), where you can listen to addicts and alcoholics share their inspiring success stories of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

You can find out more about Omar and his show at

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