This week on Talksicology Jason talks shop with pro skateboarder, Fred Gall. Fred turned pro with skateboarding company Alien Workshop when he was in his teens, and took off, skating professionally on an international scale.
Fred says there’s not a lot of money in pro skating but there are a lot of people who want to party with you. When it came to partying Fred was already out-pacing his peers, and his drug use only increased after a bad injury for which he was prescribed painkillers.
Fred and Jason talk about how for a lot of people, the agony of detox can be a huge hurdle in getting clean. But after losing his mom to an overdose, and becoming a full-time caretaker for his uncle John, Fred was determined to get – and accept – real help.
Today, he continues his recovery and is still skating! Fred discusses his current sponsor, Metal Skateboards and his new Thrasher video, “Spiritual Healing.”
This episode is for anyone who knows what it means to feel like shit, and keep going anyway. Talksicology is Sponsored by Recovery Unplugged. If you or a loved one need support call 855-206-6172 or visit RecoveryUnplugged.com