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Surviving the Storm: Chad Valyear Battling Alcoholism, PTSD, Sexual Abuse, and Embracing Recovery.

Updated: Jan 28

In an age where addiction and mental health are prevalent issues, stories of resilience and redemption stand as testament to human will and strength. Today, we take a closer look at the transformative journey of Chad Valyear, a survivor of sexual abuse, homelessness, PTSD, and addiction.


Raised amidst addiction and sexual abuse, Chad Valyear found himself in the grasp of alcoholism early on. Despite growing up around many challenges, Chad found solace in music from an early age. As he grew up, he laid the groundwork for his successful band 'Valyear'


Yet, Chad's alcoholism and personal life was an undeniable struggle. He grappled with addiction, a disease that seized him in its stranglehold. The path to recovery was far from easy. Over the course of several attempts at sobriety, he faced numerous obstacles including relapses, the end of his marriage, and a strained relationship with his children.


Despite these challenges, Chad exhibited an undying spirit of resilience. With the help of recovery programs, facing hard truths, and Narcotics Anonymous, he embarked on his journey to recovery. Drawing on his experiences, he now speaks of addiction awareness, advocating for stronger mental health support systems and sharper focus on substance use.


Chad's story is a potent portrayal of recovery, offering hope and guidance for those caught in the throes of addiction. He firmly believes in the power of sharing personal experiences, further amplifying the message of recovery at a global level.


Today, as he continues to make waves with his music, Chad Valyear shines a beacon of hope to those immersed in the darkness of addiction, showing us how, against all odds, it is possible to rise 'Up From The Dark.'



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