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Saved by the Cat: An Addiction and Recovery Journey with Mark Wasson – Part 1

Part 1 of Mark Wasson's story takes us into his descent into addiction - and it's as profoundly human as it is harrowing and deeply revealing.

Mark shares his history in a remarkably matter-of-fact manner that calmly speaks volumes about the frightening paths he's traveled as well as the honest, heart-full truth that can only belong to one who's been there, lived to tell the tale and, most importantly, found healing. With a long history of addictions fueled by loneliness, isolation, and lacking self worth, Mark's recovery journey began with him reaching out for help after dreaming that his cat wanted to leave him. Now, he acknowledges over 17 years of continuous recovery and is experiencing a connection with life beyond anything he could have imagined.


Mark is a professional and personal coach who works with people in recovery who are seeking “What’s next?” in living a fulfilling life beyond sobriety.  He holds that people in recovery are worthy of connection and authentic, deeply intimate relationships with themselves and others.

Mark can be found adventuring around Washington, DC with Zell, his partner and love of his life.

Learn more about Mark Wasson and his work on his website:, on LinkedIn, and Instagram.  You can email him at: