Addiction can be viewed as a dirty word and something that is associated with shame. However, it is a legitimate problem that many of us will have to confront with our kids, family members, friends or colleagues. Scott Silverman knows about this all too well. A once functioning substance abuser, he found himself in his early 30's standing on a ledge of a hotel wanting to end his life. He got help, has been in recovery ever since and has dedicated his life to helping individuals and families find their own path to recovery. In this interview, Scott tells his story and also paints a dramatic picture of the growing problem of addition-- especially coming off the pandemic. From screen time to substance abuse, he shares what he knows and what to be aware of-- especially with teens and young adult age groups, who are exposed to more dangers then once existed. Being surrounded by multiple screens can be impossible to migrate away from. Easy access counterfeit medications, such as dark web/street purchased Xanax or Adderall, can be laced with chemicals that can cause accidental overdoses. Skittle parties and dangerous games are now in the mix. While this discussion is somewhat grave, Scott also provides some levity and hope along the way, with natural charisma, sarcasm and wit that you will find disarming and engaging.